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Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Badenweiler, Germany

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history.

117 min read

A Boring Story

* Story contains bad language

A frank extract from the notebook of an eminent - but aging - Russian professor.

24 min read

The Darling

* Story contains bad language

The story of Olga, a woman who must always be in love with someone.

106 min read

Ward 6

Dr Ragin is honest and intelligent but lacks the strength of character to see to it that life around him is honest and intelligent - which h

19 min read


A late night encounter between an intelligent but lazy village dropout and the peasant wife of a signalman.

48 min read

The Grasshopper

A woman marries a meek, scientifically minded doctor but can't help comparing him to her much-admired artistic friends.

14 min read

The Bet

During a dinner conversation concerning the relative cruelty of capital punishment and life imprisonment, a banker and a lawyer make a bet.

51 min read


A man falls in love with the sister of a ruined landowner, a predatory woman turned cold by a lust for money and status.

25 min read


Sophia, a beautiful married woman, and her neighbour Ilyin meet 'by accident' - he wants to declare his love for her, she to tell him to sto

11 min read


Grief has a sobering effect on a drunkard craftsman as he takes his sick wife to hospital during a blizzard.

32 min read

Lady with Lapdog

* Story contains bad language

A bored middle-aged adulterer picks up a young married woman little expecting the great love that will develop.