Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904

Biographical note

Major Russian short story writer and playwright. Many of Chekhov's short stories are considered the apotheosis of the form while his playwriting career—though brief—has had a great impact on dramatic literature and performance. From Chekhov, many playwrights have learned how to use mood, apparent trivialities and inaction to highlight the internal psychology of characters. Chekhov's four major plays—The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard—have all been widely performed for decades.

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Plays

Novellas

Short Stories

1882-1885

1886

1887

1888-1895

1896-1904

Short story collections

  • The Witch and other stories
    The Witch — Peasant Wives — The Post — The New Villa — Dreams — The Pipe — Agafya — At Christmas Time — Gusev — The Student — In the Ravine — The Huntsman — Happiness — A Malefactor — Peasants
  • The Wife, and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Wife — Difficult People — The Grasshopper — A Dreary Story — The Privy Councillor — The Man in a Case — Gooseberries — About Love — The Lottery Ticket
  • The Schoolmaster, and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Schoolmaster — Enemies — The Examining Magistrate — Betrothed — From the Diary of a Violent-Tempered Man — In the Dark — A Play — A Mystery — Strong Impressions — Drunk — The Marshal’s Widow — A Bad Business — In the Court — Boots — Joy — Ladies — A Peculiar Man — At the Barber’s — An Inadvertence — The Album — Oh! The Public — A Tripping Tongue — Overdoing it — The Orator — Malingerers — In the Graveyard — Hush! — In an Hotel — In a Strange Land
  • The Schoolmistress, and other stories
    The Schoolmistress — A nervous breakdown — Misery — Champagne — After the theatre — A lady’s story — In exile — The cattle-dealers — Sorrow — On official duty — The First-Class passenger — A tragic actor — A transgression — Small fry — The requiem — In the coach-house — Panic fears — The bet — The head-gardener’s story — The beauties — The Shoemaker and the Devil
  • The Bishop and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Bishop — The Letter — Easter Eve — A Nightmare — The Murder — Uprooted
  • The Chorus Girl and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Chorus Girl — Verotchka — At a Country House — A Father — On the Road — Rothschild’s Fiddle — Ivan Matveyitch — Zinotchka — Bad Weather — A Gentleman Friend — A Trivial Incident
  • The Cook's Wedding and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Cook's Wedding — Sleepy — Children — The Runaway — Grisha — Oysters — Home — A Classical Student — Vanka — An Incident — A Day In The Country — Boys — Shrove Tuesday — The Old House — In Passion Week — Whitebrow — Kashtanka — A Chameleon — The Dependents — Who Was To Blame? — The Bird Market — An Adventure — The Fish — Art — The Swedish Match.
  • The Darling and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Darling — Ariadne — Anyuta — The Two Volodyas — The Trousseau — The Helpmate — Talent — An Artist's Story — Three Years.
  • The Duel and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Duel — Excellent People — Mire — Neighbours — At Home — Expensive Lessons — The Princess — The Chemist’s Wife
  • The Horse-Stealers and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The horse-stealers — Ward no. 6 — The Petchenyeg — A dead body — A happy ending — The looking-glass — Old age — Darkness — The Beggar — A story without a title — In trouble — Frost — A slander — Minds in ferment — Gone astray — An avenger — The jeune premier — A defenceless creature — An enigmatic nature — A happy man — A troublesome visitor — An actor's end.
  • The House with the Mezzanine and other stories / translated by S. S. Koteliansky; translated by Gilbert Cannan
    The house with the mezzanine — Typhus — Goosberries — In exile — The lady with the toy dog — Goussiev — My life.
  • The Lady with the Dog and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    The Lady with the Dog — A Doctor’s Visit — An Upheaval — Ionitch — The Head of the Family — The Black Monk — Volodya — An Anonymous Story — The Husband
  • Twilight, and Other Stories [1887]
  • Love and other stories / translated by Constance Garnett
    Love — Lights — A story without an end — Mari D'Elle — A living chattel — The doctor — Too early! — The Cossack — Aborigines — An inquiry — Martyrs — The lion and the sun — A daughter of Albion — Choristers — Nerves — A work of art — A joke — A country cottage — A blunder — Fat and thin — The death of a government clerk — A pine stocking — At a summer villa.
  • The Party and other stories / Anton Chekhov; translated by Constance Garnett
    The Party — Terror — A Woman’s Kingdom — A problem — The Kiss — ‘Anna on the Neck’ — The Teacher of Literature — Not wanted — Typhus — A Misfortune — A Trifle from Life

Miscellaneous Sketches

  • The Island of Saghalien [1895]
  • Peasants [1898]
  • Life in the Provinces [1898]
  • Children [1899]

Letters

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