About this book
Guardian & Observer reviews
Uncensored collection of selected letters which represent the entire range of Chekhov's correspondence.
From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, the author wrote over 4,500 letters to a range of correspondents, including family and friends, his publisher and fellow writers - not to mention actresses. This book presents these letters which tell the story of the author's life as a man and a writer.