The Tales of Chekhov Vol. 01

Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
Translated by Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

This is the first of thirteen volumes of Anton Chekhov's short stories, translated by Constance Garnett.

Anton Chekhov was a Russian doctor who turned to fiction as a hobby, and quickly blossomed into one of the masters of the short story genre. Though he is arguably best known for his dramatic works, such as The Cherry Orchard, his stories are widely considered to be some of the most perfect examples of short fiction ever written.

Constance Black Garnett was an English housewife who taught herself Russian as a hobby, and subsequently introduced the English-speaking world to some of the greatest Russian authors, including Chekhov and Dostoevsky. Though she was almost entirely self-taught in her knowledge of Russian, she was a prolific translator, and her works are still lauded today for their readability and accuracy. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri)

Genre(s): Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Darling Kirsten Ferreri
Play 02 Ariadne Kirsten Ferreri
Play 03 Polinka Kirsten Ferreri
Play 04 Anyuta Kirsten Ferreri
Play 05 The Helpmate Kirsten Ferreri
Play 06 The Talent Kirsten Ferreri