Chekhov on Sakhalin. ... Chekhov, Anton (2013 [1895]) Sakhalin Island, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

It is tremendous.

Sakhalin Island is beautifully restrained and unsentimental. “Sakhalin is a place of unbearable sufferings, which only a human being, whether free or subjugated, is capable of causing and undergoing.” In April 1890, the thirty-year old Chekhov left on a challenging trip across Siberia to the Island of Sakhalin, site of a penal colony established under Tsarist authority. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sakhalin Island (Alma Classics). Sakhalin Island Carrie Crockett Sakhalin Island, the 30,000 square-mile, sturgeon-shaped island located directly north of Japan, served as a maximum-security tsarist prison between 1868 and 1905. The book is based on the writer's personal travel experience, as well as on extensive statistical data collected by him. This, coupled with Cédric Gras’ excellent L'hiver aux trousses : Voyage en Russie d'Extrême-Orient, which concerned, in part, his modern day travels on Sakhalin Island, proved to be the impetus for me to read Chekhov’s classic travel and ethnographic study of the island, based on his extensive visit in the summer of 1890. It was the last prison constructed by the Romanov dynasty, and as such was also its last failed attempt at penal reform during the imperial era. Anton Chekhov and the Sakhalin Penal Colony. January 31, 2017. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Chekhov's Plays: The Anniversary, The Bear, The Cherry Orchard, Ivanoff, On The High Road, The Proposal, The Sea-Gull, Swan Song, The Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, And More (Mobi Classics) Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

This, coupled with Cédric Gras’ excellent L'hiver aux trousses : Voyage en Russie d'Extrême-Orient, which concerned, in part, his modern day travels on Sakhalin Island, proved to be the impetus for me to read Chekhov’s classic travel and ethnographic study of the island, based on his extensive visit in the summer of 1890. Description of the book "Sakhalin Island": In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Sakhalin Island (Alma Classics) - Kindle edition by Chekhov, Anton, Reeve, Brian. It is tremendous.

Sakhalin Island (Russian: Остров Сахалин) is a book by Russian writer Anton Chekhov written and published (originally in parts) in 1891–1893. I’ve recently read a number of Anton Chekhov’s plays. "In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. It is haunting.