The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, ISBN: 9781909175587
The House with the Mezzanine features a romantic story of a young artist and Eugenia, one of the two sisters living in the house. Eugenia longs to discover the domain of the Eternal and the Beautiful though her discovery of the arts and her developing romantic relationship. Lidia, the other sister, does not care for endearments, she talks only of serious matters; she lives her life apart, and to her mother and sister is as sacred and enigmatic a person as the admiral, always sitting in his cabin, is to the sailors. Other stories in this volume include: The Darling, POlinka, Anyuta, The Two Vologyas, The Trousseau, The Helpmate, Talent, Three Years.
Anton Chekhov, a Russian writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced all-time classics The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard. His short stories are held in high esteem by writers, critics and audiences of all generations. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career.’Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress’, he once said.