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CHEKHOV, Anton and others.

Вишневый Сад [в] Сборник Товарищества "Знание" за 1903 год.

[The Cherry Orchard [in] Collection of the "Knowledge" Society for the year 1903].

Stock Code
94823
Skt. Peterburg, Isidor Goldberg, 1904
£2,250

Fine copy of the complete issue of the Znanie Collection for the year 1903, including the first appearance of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (part two, pp. 29-105).

Here Chekhov neatly sidestepped earlier contractual obligations to the publisher Adolf Marks, who still published a version of the play in book form that introduced a few minor changes to the text later in 1904. Nevertheless, this was the end of Chekhov's connection with Marks both playwright and publisher died in 1904.

This Almanac also includes Kuprin's Mirnoe Zhitie, Gorkii's Chelovek and poems by Bunin.

The 'Znanie' Society, set up by members of the Literacy Committee under K.P. Piatnitskii in 1898, was reorganised by Gorkii after his first great success, and began releasing these 'Collections' in 1904. Lenin wrote that in them Gorkiy himself tried 'to concentrate the best forces of creative literature.' In the reactionary atmosphere after the revolutions of 1905, many of

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Description

Two parts in 1 vol; 8vo (20.8 x 14.5 cm); contemporary black calf over green cloth boards, gilt title to spine; slightly spotted, a very good copy.

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