The Looking Glass and Other Stories : New Translation of this unique edition of thirty-four other short stories by Chekhov, some of them never translated before into English.

The Looking Glass and Other Stories : New Translation of this unique edition of thirty

four other short stories by Chekhov, some of them never translated before into English.

Regular price £7.99

Stephen Pimenoff

Category: Fiction Short Stories

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 5/15/23

Publisher: Alma Classics

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 240 pages

Weight: 224

Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 19

It is New Year's Eve, and Nellie, the pretty daughter of a landowning general, is sitting in her room looking in the mirror. Although she is tired and her eyes are half closed, she is spellbound as the reflection in the looking glass dissolves into a sea of grey mist, in which she starts to discern the beloved features of her fiance. As in a diorama, the scene keeps changing, and to the early snapshots of joyful marital life succeed other, more sinister images of care, sickness and bereavement, casting a long shadow onto the girl's future. With 'The Looking Glass' Chekhov captured the very essence of the Russian soul. This short story, along with the others included in this collection, demonstrates why he is considered the absolute master of the genre.