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Sakhalin Island
by Anton Chekhov and Brian Reeve


Overview - In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with his notes and extracts from his letters to relatives and associates.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with his notes and extracts from his letters to relatives and associates. Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov's motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the expos , Sakhalin Island is a haunting work which had a huge impact both on Chekhov's career and on Russian society.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781847492913
  • ISBN-10: 1847492916
  • Publisher: Alma Books
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 509
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.14 x 1.28 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds

Series: Alma Classics

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Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > Russia
Books > Social Science > Penology

 
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