Among the stories is one of Chekhovs classics, The Bet, in which a greedy banker makes an ill-considered bet regarding capital punishment with a young and impressionable guest. Fifteen years later -- the surprise ending provides one of Chekhovs most thought-provoking tales. The title story is a careful reminder of the soul-deadening life of a teacher in the Russian countryside -- for in Russia of Chekhovs day, education was less-valued than it is today, and teachers greatly underpaid and undervalued. Chekhov was of a different social background than more aristocratic Russian authors such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Turgenev -- this offered him an insight into character that differed from theirs. A physician as well, Chekhovs observational skills are clear in this, as with all of his collections of short fiction. These stories will remind the reader of other 19th Century masters of short fiction, such as Maupassant. But their nature, and poetic irony, is exclusively that of Anton Chekhov.Included in this volume are Enemies, The Schoolmaster, The Examining Magistrate, Betrothed, From the Diary of a Violent-Tempered Man, In the Dark, A Play, A Mystery, Strong Impressions, Drunk, The Marshals Widow, A Bad Business, In the Court, Boots, Joy, Ladies, A Peculiar Man, At the Barbers, An Inadvertence, The Album, Oh! the Public, A Tripping Tongue, Overdoing It, The Orator, Malingerers, In the Graveyard, Hush!, In an Hotel, and In a Strange Land.
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Short Stories by Anton Chekhov - Goodreads The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov Of course, any fan/writer/enthusiast of the short story should read this book! I would recommend reading this in conjunction with either Stephen King's Graveyard Shift or Edgar Allan Poe's collected works. Anton Chekhov | Biography, Plays, Short Stories, & …