3. A selection of Chekhov stories


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  • "Green Scythe" and other stories by Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov

    More outstanding stories by the most prolific short-story writer in the history of world literature. CONTENTS
    1. GREEN SCYTHE (1882) The narrator and his friends love to spend their summers on the Black Sea with with the vivacious Olya. Life is gay there but there’s a problem: Olga had promised (...)

  • "Lost Business" and other previously-untranslated Chekhov stories

    by Anton Chekhov

    A further selection of the best stories of the great Russian writer that have so far remained untranslated into English. CONTENTS
    1. LOST BUSINESS (1882) The narrator recounts how on a lovely spring day he’d gone to see his beloved Varya to empty his heart and soul to her. He’d mumbled a few (...)

  • Fourteen previously-untranslated Chekhov stories

    by Anton Chekhov

    We have selected here fourteen of the best stories in the body of to-date-untranslated stories of the great Russian short-story writer, playwright and doctor that have been overviewed elsewhere on this site.
    Most – but not all – of them are written in the light, humorous tone that characterised (...)

  • "Saintly Simplicity" (1885) by Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov

    Savya, the aged priest of a little town, is delighted to by the visit of his son Alexander, a celebrated Moscow lawyer whom he hadn’t seen for fifteen years since he had sent him off to university in Moscow. The father can’t relate to the big-city life that the son has been leading: he thinks (...)