Sorrow

Well, you brought this on yourself. Not only were you browsing the Russian classics section – literature with a reputation so dour and depressing that it has reached meme...

Ward Number 6

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is universally regarded as an all-time master of the short story form. "Ward No. 6" is generally considered to be one of his masterpieces."In Ward No. 6,...

The Lady With The Dog

"The Lady with the Dog" is one of Chekhov’s most popular short stories, following the adulterous relationship between two married people. Dmitri is unhappy in his marriage and...

Gooseberry

Nikolai Ivanich has never reconciled himself to life in the city and makes plans to acquire enough money to buy a small estate where he can grow gooseberries, a symbol in his mind...

The Man In A Case

Surely that needs no explanation… If the teacher rides a bicycle, what can you expect the pupils to do? You will have them walking on their heads next! Read in English,...

Small Fry

Honored Sir, Father and Benefactor, a petty clerk called Nevyrazimov sitting in his office on the Easter Eve in the company of a cockroach scurrying the table, muses upon what he...

Boots

A piano tuner called Murkin, a close-shaven man with a yellow face, with a nose stained with snuff, and cotton-wool in his ears, came out of his hotel-room into the passage. And...

The Bishop

Pyotr, the Bishop at the Staro-Petrovski Convent feels weak and unwell. During the evening service, on the eve of Palm Sunday, while distributing the palm, he sees in the crowd a...

In The Ravine

The story's protagonist, Grigori Tsybukin, runs the local grocery store but supplements his income by selling homebrewed vodka on the sly. Grigori's family—consisting of his...

The Cook's Wedding And Other Stories

Grisha, a fat, solemn little person of seven, was standing by the kitchen door listening and peeping through the keyhole. In the kitchen something extraordinary, and in his...

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