Two plays of Anton Chekhov; The cherry orchard, Three sisters.
New York: The Heritage Press, . 8vo. xvi, 153 pp. With 8 full-page colour plates, and several black and white illustrations. Red cloth, gilt; preserved in a slip-case. Item #12077
Illustrations by Lajos Szalay. The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov's last play, written in 1903-04 when he was dying of tuberculosis. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a Madame Ranyevskya and her family. Three sisters is “his most profound dramatic work . . . is a perfect example of the author’s indirect -action technique, dealing with the mysteries of man’s soul, the purpose of his existence, and the values of life ” (Sandglass, Number II: 32).
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