Ward No. 6 and Other Stories

Ward No. 6 and Other Stories A Unique Selection of Chekhov's Novellas - Riverrun Editions

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

A young woman struggles to assert herself within a regrettable marriage.

A boy learns about life on an epic summer's journey to a new school.

A doctor attempts to befriend his most interesting patient.


A young man tries to figure out the best way to live.

This riverrun edition presents a selection of Chekhov's longer stories - novellas, effectively - in Constance Garnett's timeless translations. These four stories, Ward No.6, The Wife, The Steppe and My Life, tell of characters attempting to create meaning through work, connection with others and art; they deal with misunderstandings and loss; they celebrate brief joys, sudden passions and unsatisfied longings, all underscored by Chekhov's gentle wit and great humanity.

This unique collection - selected and introduced by the celebrated Janet Malcolm - is unmissable for the enthusiast and a brilliant introduction to one of the nineteenth century's greatest writers.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787475946
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: riverrun
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 891.733
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 316g
Height: 193mm
Width: 113mm
Spine width: 28mm