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Fawcett Columbine, Jan 12, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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In his work, Chekhov is renowned for his wisdom and wit; in his life, he needed them. Raised by a brutal and alcoholic father, he moved to Moscow to escape--and to become the author of popular magazine stories. His stories led to plays and his plays to fame, but tuberculosis claimed him at the early age of forty-four. 8-page photo insert.

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Loved this--a kind of efficient biography, spare and full of images, like Chekhov's own short stories. I must have read excerpts of this before, perhaps in a theatre source book in a theatre history ... Read full review

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User Review  - Conor Robin Madigan - Goodreads

What you get here is a filtering of the letters and Troyat's unbelievable energy. Troyat gets the author moving like a landslide through his life and only a highly significant points do we slow down ... Read full review


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