Ward Six and Other Stories

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The stories presented in this book are a broad sample of Chekhov's narrative genius. As masterfully constructed as his earlier stories, but with far greater richness and dimension, they deal with human beings suffering the pain of their wretched existence. The work has been viewed as a symbol for the bureaucratic quagmire of czarist and Stalinist Russia. It is also a universal comment on the person versus the state.