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The Chorus Girl and Other Stories

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Book Overview: 

Volume 8 of a collection of short stories by Anton Chekhov. The selection includes The Chorus Girl, A Gentleman Friend and A father, among others.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .See what he fleeces out of the contractors alone! He fleeces everyone!"

Then he took me to dinner, deciding fussily that I should live with him in the lodge, and have my meals from his mother.

"She is a bit stingy," he said, "but she won't charge you much."

It was very cramped in the little rooms in which his mother lived; they were all, even the passage and the entry, piled up with furniture which had been brought from the big house after the sale; and the furniture was all old-fashioned mahogany. Madame Tcheprakov, a very stout middle-aged lady with slanting Chinese eyes, was sitting in a big arm-chair by the window, knitting a stocking. She received me ceremoniously.

"This is Poloznev, mamma," Tcheprakov introduced me. "He is going to serve here."

"Are you a nobleman?" she asked in a strange, disagreeable voice: it seemed to me to sound as though fat were bubb. . . Read More

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Lovely stories

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Tchekhov é considerado um dos maiores nomes da literatura russa do século XIX e dentro daquela ideia que já defendi aqui, que os clássicos devem ser lidos, escolhi este pequeno E-book, com seis contos, para iniciar-me no mundo do contista russo,

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