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Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29, 1860 - July 14/15, 1904) was a doctor and writer.

He was born in Taganrog[?], Russia.

He qualified as a doctor in 1884 although he rarely practised. After a successful production of The Seagull by the Moscow Art Theatre, he wrote three more plays for the same company: Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. In 1901 he married Olga Leonardovna Knipper (1870-1959), an actress who performed in his plays.

Chekhov is one of the few Russian dramatists whose works are well known in western Europe. His plays commonly feature the struggle of a sensitive individual to maintain his integrity against the temptations of worldly success. A recurring theme is the pointlessness of radical, human/mechanical change, versus the powerful inertia of slow natural/organic cycles.

He died in Badenweiler, Germany of tuberculosis and is now buried in Novodevichy Cemetery.

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Works

Plays

Nonfiction

  • A Journey to Sakhalin (1895), including:
    • Saghalien [or Sakhalin] Island (1891-1895)
    • Across Siberia
    • Letters

Short Stories

Many of these were written under the pseudonym "Antosha Chekhonte".
  • Intrigues (1879-1884) - nine stories
  • Late-Blooming Flowers (1882)
  • The Swedish Match (1883)
  • Lights (1883-1888)
  • Oysters (1884)
  • Perpetuum Mobile (1884)
  • Motley Stories (Pëstrye Rasskazy) (1886)
  • Excellent People (1886)
  • Misery (1886)
  • The Princess (1886)
  • The Scholmaster (1886)
  • A Work of Art (1886)
  • Hydrophobia (1886-1901)
  • The Beggar (1887)
  • The Doctor (1887)
  • Enemies (1887)
  • The Examining Magistrate (1887)
  • Happiness (1887)
  • The Kiss (1887)
  • On Easter Eve (1887)
  • Typhus (1887)
  • Volodya (1887)
  • The Steppe (1888) - won the Pushkin Prize
  • An Attack of Nerves (1888)
  • An Awkward Business (1888)
  • The Beauties (1888)
  • The Swan Song (1888)
  • Sleepy (1888)
  • The Name-Day Party (1888)
  • A Boring Story (1889)
  • Gusev (1890)
  • The Horse Stealers (1890)
  • The Duel (1891)
  • Peasant Wives (1891)
  • Ward No 6 (1892)
  • In Exile (1892)
  • The Grasshopper (1892)
  • Neighbours (1892)
  • Terror (1892)
  • My Wife (1892)
  • The Butterfly (1892)
  • The Two Volodyas (1893)
  • An Anonymous Story (1893)
  • The Black Monk (1894)
  • The Head Gardener's Story (1894)
  • Rothschild's Fiddle (1894)
  • The Student (1894)
  • The Teacher of Literature (1894)
  • A Woman's Kingdom (1894)
  • Three Years (1895)
  • Ariadne (1895)
  • Murder (1895)
  • The House with an Attic (1896)
  • My Life (1896)
  • At Home (1897)
  • Peasants (1897)
  • In the Cart (1897)
  • The Man in a Case, Gooseberries, About Love - the 'Little Trilogy' (1898)
  • Ionych (1898)
  • A Doctor's Visit (1898)
  • The New Villa (1898)
  • On Official Business (1898)
  • The Darling (1899)
  • The Lady with the Dog (1899)
  • At Christmas (1899)
  • In the Ravine (1900)
  • The Bishop (1902)
  • Betrothed or A Marriageable Girl (1903)

Novels

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