ECTP is a unique collaborative project to produce the first comprehensive edition of Chekhov’s earliest stories in English. While the sixty classic short stories Chekhov wrote after his 1888 debut in a literary journal are well-known in English, this is not the case with much of what he wrote before that date.
During the eight years of Chekhov’s literary apprenticeship, when he was writing principally to earn money to support his impoverished family, he wrote five hundred and twenty eight stories, sketches and vignettes. Constance Garnett included one hundred and forty four of them in the pioneering 13-volume edition of Chekhov’s short stories she published between 1916 and 1922.
A number of others have been translated since then, but a great many are still unknown to English-speaking readers.
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Chekhov Complete Collected Works; Volume 1. Submitted translations had their first pass and are now ready for editing. For up to date news please go to ECTP Facebook group