Eight classic tales by Chekhov come alive through the gentle yet powerful reading of Richard Setlok. "The Kiss", the story of an awkward young soldier who receives a kiss by mistake, leads off the collection, which also includes "Not Wanted", "Anyuta", "A Misfortune", "Expensive Lessons", "The Head of the Family", "The Trousseau", and "The Helpmate". It's a must for Chekhov lovers and a perfect introduction for those who have never experienced the work of this Russian literary great.
"My last Chekhov"
"His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead." A sentimental song performed at a Christmas party brings back the memory of a lost love in this extraordinary short story, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever written. The textured language of Joyce's richly-drawn Dubliners comes to life in this masterful reading, which also includes "Ivy Day in the Committee Room."
"Grace," a moving account of alcoholism, friendship, and redemption among Irishmen, begins this collection from Dubliners, Joyce's masterwork of short fiction. Richard Setlok's gentle reading matches the elegance of the stories, which also include "After the Race," "Clay," "A Little Cloud," "Counterparts," and "Araby," a bittersweet tale of first love.