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The Lady with the Dog

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. This is a collection of 7 of his insightful short stories about the human condition and include, beside the title story, A Doctor's Visit; An Upheaval; Ionitch; and The Husband which are best known.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .e-nez—used to write novels and stories, and was very fond of reading them aloud to her visitors. The daughter, Ekaterina Ivanovna, a young girl, used to play on the piano. In short, every member of the family had a special talent. The Turkins welcomed visitors, and good-humouredly displayed their talents with genuine simplicity. Their stone house was roomy and cool in summer; half of the windows looked into a shady old garden, where nightingales used to sing in the spring. When there were visitors in the house, there was a clatter of knives in the kitchen and a smell of fried onions in the yard—and that was always a sure sign of a plentiful and savoury supper to follow.

And as soon as Dmitri Ionitch Startsev was appointed the district doctor, and took up his abode at Dyalizh, six miles from S——, he, too, was told that as a cultivated man it was essential for him to make the acquaintance of the Turkins. In the winter he was int. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Me gusta mucho la tristeza de Chéjov, la emoción que le pone a las pequeñas cosas.
Esta antología cuenta con 10 cuentos, por lo tanto muchos no tienen más de 20 páginas y como me ocurre siempre con los relatos muchos me han sabido a poco...
Aún así he disfrutado mucho de todos ellos, siendo 'Casa con

وكأنما كانا طائرين مهاجرين، ذكراً وأنثى، أمسكوا بهما وأجبروهما على العيش فى قفصين منفردين.
يجبرنا القدر أحياناً أن نقابل الشخص الصحيح فى الوقت غير المناسب كما فى حالة بطلى قصتنا، فيجمعهما الحب وتفرقهما الظروف والأحوال، فديميترى رجل متزوج قارب الأربعين من العمر وآنا سيرجييفنا إمرأة متزوجة تصغره بعقدي

- قصة كلاسيكية اخرى من ادب تشيخوف التصويري.. تتماشى مع الأدب الروسي السائد في ذلك العصر... زوج يهرب من زوجته الى احضان النساء في مغامرة جديدة كلما سنحت فرصة .. الى ان يلتقي بالشقراء الجميلة صاحبة الكلب... يضيفها على القائمة، ليتبين له لاحقاً انها لم تكن علاقة عابرة بل احبهاّ

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