[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2011.
1 online resource (1 sound file)
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 come to vivid life in the reader's mind.