By Anton Chekhov
Penguin's nice Loves Series
When Gurov sees the girl with the little puppy on a windswept prom, he is aware he should have her. yet she isn't like his different flings - he can't put out of your mind her ...Chekhov's tales are of misplaced love, love on the mistaken time and love which could by no means be.
United via the subject matter of affection, the writings within the nice Loves sequence span over thousand years and significantly diversified worlds. Readers can be brought to love's eternally interesting probabilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, homosexual love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, let alone misplaced love, twisted and obsessional love...
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Present during this hearing was a friend of Collins舗s, Bryan Procter, a metropolitan Commissioner in Lunacy, who provided the author with information and was rewarded when Collins dedicated The Woman in White to him. 舡 From the rather large number of tales about Collins and his work, it would seem that the author enjoyed exaggerating his own history as much as he enjoyed the exaggerated shocks of his novels. Although the title The Woman in White seems straightforward and appropriately chilling enough, Collins circulated an elaborate tale about the difficulty he had encountered in choosing it.
If the execution of this idea had led to nothing more than the attainment of mere novelty of form, I should not have claimed a moment舗s attention for it in this place. But the substance of the book, as well as the form, has profited by it.
Just when the novel舗s claustrophobic scope and set upon set of internal barriers to the heroine Laura Fairlie舗s rescue and reinstatement seem insurmountable, hints of the villains舗 weaknesses surface, providing a glimpse of hope. Collins set his sensational plots in what he called the 舠secret theater of home,舡 a breeding ground for 舠realistic,舡 behind-closed-doors stories he rendered as thrilling as the extraordinarily weird Gothic domestic sphere. The theory behind the fear haunted houses evoke is that places that should make us feel safe舒that is, our homes and hearths, the comfortable family zone舒are suddenly made surreally unsafe, removing from us any means of escape or reassurance.