The Valentine’s Bundle includes a beautiful clothbound edition of Chekhov’s About Love, Alfred Hayes’ In Love and a card.
Widely considered to be one of greatest ever writers of the form, Anton Chekhov’s short stories offer unforgettable character, crystalline expression, and deep, powerful mystery. Collected here are five of his very best tales, ‘The Lady with the Little Dog’, ‘The House with the Mezzanine’, and the trilogy of stories, ‘The Man in the Case’, ‘Gooseberries’ and ‘About Love’.
In a hotel bar, a disenchanted writer tells a beautiful stranger the story of his latest doomed love affair. Sipping cocktails, the man reveals how he became transfixed by a lonely divorcé living in a cluttered apartment across the city. When they first met, he had been aloof, uncommitted.
But this changed irrevocably when a millionaire waltzed into his lover’s life, offering her a thousand dollars to spend the night. With betrayal lurking in the shadows and proclamations of feeling arriving too late, In Love is an exquisite examination of heartbreak set in 1950s New York.