Anton Chekhov – The Island of Sakhalin – 1987 Folio Society


In 1890 Russian writer Anton Chekhov spent three months on the remote, desolate island of Sakhalin, north of Japan, which was then an outlying penal colony of the Russian Empire.

This book is his acclaimed journalistic account of Sakhalin, consisting of observations, notes and interviews with convicts and settlers.

It was first published in Russian in 1893-5, and not translated into English officially until the 1960s.

This is an illustrated Folio Society edition of the book, published in 1989. Hardcover, presented in a slipcase, in very good condition.

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