Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov still stands out as the supreme master, one of the greatest short-story writers of the world. He was born in Taganarok, in Ukraine, in 1860, the son of a peasant serf who succeeded in buying his freedom.

Chekhov studied medicine but devoted himself largely to writing, in which, he acknowledged, his scientific training was of great service. Though he lived only forty-four years, dying of tuberculosis in 1904, his collected works consist of sixteen fair-sized volumes of short stories, and several dramas besides.

Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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