Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics.

A Troublesome Visitor

In the low-pitched, crooked little hut of Artyom, the forester, two men were sitting under the big dark ikon -- Artyom himself, a short and lean peasant with a wrinkled,

The Chemist’s Wife

The little town of B----, consisting of two or three crooked streets, was sound asleep. There was a complete stillness in the motionless air.

A Nervous Breakdown

A medical student called Mayer, and a pupil of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture called Rybnikov, went one evening to see their friend Vassilyev,

The Bishop

The evening service was being celebrated on the eve of Palm Sunday in the Old Petrovsky Convent. When they began distributing the palm it was close upon ten o'clock,

Anna on the Neck

After the wedding they had not even light refreshments; the happy pair simply drank a glass of champagne, changed into their travelling things, and drove to the station.

The Schoolmistress

At half-past eight they drove out of the town. The highroad was dry, a lovely April sun was shining warmly,

In A Hotel

"Let me tell you, my good man," began Madame Nashatyrin, the colonel's lady at No. 47, crimson and spluttering, as she pounced on the hotel-keeper. "Either give me other apartments,

The Two Volodyas

Let me; I want to drive myself! I'll sit by the driver!" Sofya Lvovna said in a loud voice. "Wait a minute, driver; I'll get up on the box beside you."

The Grasshopper

ALL Olga Ivanovna's friends and acquaintances were at her wedding. "Look at him; isn't it true that there is something in him?"