The Kiss and The Duel and Other Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2011
Duration: 8 hours 13 minutes
Here is the greatest novella and the most unforgettable stories of a master writer who saw all of life and rejected none of it.
In "The Kiss", a lonely, love-starved soldier keeps a secret rendezvous for another man and becomes enamored with a woman he is never to see again. "The Duel" describes the collisions between men and women in hopeless relationships, and how two men are driven to settle the score in a clandestine meeting on a bridge, pistols in hand. In all of these stories, Chekhov's brilliant portrayal of people from all walks of life and how they deal with the moral dilemmas their circumstances press upon them comes to vivid life in the listener's mind.
"The magic of the man is inescapable."—Saturday Review