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Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

 Anton Chekhov

Born on January 29, 1860, in Taganrog, Russia, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov would eventually become one of Russia's most cherished storytellers. Chekhov began writing short stories during his days as a medical student at the University of Moscow. After graduating in 1884, he began to freelance as a journalist and writer of comic sketches. Ivanov (1887), Chekhov's first full-length play, a fairly immature work compared to his later plays, examines the suicide of a young man very similar to Chekhov himself in many ways. His next play, The Wood Demon (1888) was also fairly unsuccessful. In fact, it was not until the Moscow Art Theater production of The Seagull (1897) that Chekhov enjoyed his first overwhelming success. In 1899, Chekhov gave the Moscow Art Theatre a revised version of The Wood Demon, now titled Uncle Vanya (1899). Along with The Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904), this play would go on to become one of the masterpieces of the modern theatre. However, although the theatre productions brought Chekhov great fame, he was never quite happy with the style that director Constantin Stanislavsky imposed on the plays. While Chekhov insisted that his plays were comedies, Stanislavsky's productions tended to emphasize their tragic elements. During Chekhov's final years, he was forced to live in exile from the intellectuals of Moscow. In March of 1897, he had suffered a lung haemorrhage, and although he still made occasional trips to Moscow to participate in the productions of his plays, he was forced to spend most of his time in the Crimea where he had gone for his health. He died on July 14, 1904, at the age of forty-four, in a German health resort and was buried in Moscow. Since his death, Chekhov's plays have become famous worldwide and he has come to be considered the greatest Russian storyteller and dramatist of modern times.

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Russian : Reading


Chitaem Chekhova

Become acquainted with the works of one of Russia's most famous and admired authors of short stories, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. This book presents some of his most well-known works broken down into sho...


046539 Chitaem Chekhova - govorim po-russki £20.95

Russian : Graded Readers

Klassnoe Chtenie

The 'Klassnoe Chtenie' series makes popular Russian literature accessible to those with A2, B1 or B2 level Russian according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Each bo...


049290 Dobryj nemets £15.75
049131 Moi Zheny. Rasskazy £15.75

Zlatoust library

The 'Zlatoust library' is a series of graded readers by popular Russian authors which have been adapted and illustrated by the St. Petersburg publisher, Zlatoust.

Many of the lower level texts have...


041708 Dama s sobachkoi (2300 words) £8.25
045483 Drama na okhote £9.90
045444 Ionych £8.15
041713 Yubilej £8.15
047983 Dama s sobachkoi - Audiobook (2300 words) £8.95
040527 Tri sestry (3000 words) £9.90

Russian : Annotated Texts

145774 Lady with the dog £17.99

Russian : CDs/audiobooks

045146 Anton Chekhov 1 - Short Stories CD (English) £12.00
045147 Anton Chekhov 2 - Short Stories CD (English) £12.00

Russian : Short Stories

055353 The lady with the dog and other stories 1896-1904 £8.99
044249 Rasskazy £10.95

Russian : Classics/Modern Classics

Azbuka Popular Russian Fiction and Classics

Izdatelstvo Azbuka was founded in 1995 in St Petersburg. Their main aim is to present readers with a wide range of classic and modern literature, both in the original Russian and Russian translations ...


048939 Chaika/ The Seagull £11.75
049165 Duel' £22.95
048950 Tri sestry/ Three Sisters £6.70

Eksmo Modern Russian Classics

Izdatelstvo Eksmo covers about 20% of the Russian book market, making Eksmo the leading publishing house in Russia. Below you will find a large selection of paperback literature in Russian, published ...


041003 Dama s Sobachkoj £19.95
044707 Kashtanka £9.85
044708 Kashtanka £6.90
041005 Rasskazy £8.85
044723 Vishnevyj Sad £7.45
044724 Vishnevyj sad/The Cherry Orchard £7.50

All ages

047660 15 istorij pro Novyj god i Rozhdestvo £12.95
047666 Novogodnie i drugie zimnie rasskazy russkikh pisatelej £15.75
047663 Starinnye rozhdestvenskie rasskazy russkikh pisatelej £14.75

Russian : Thrillers/detective Stories

Ages 15-16

047391 Ochen' strashnye rasskazy £19.95

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