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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: Medicine is my lawful wife, he once said, and literature is my mistress.Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavskis Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Chekhovs Uncle Vanya and premiered his last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a theatre of mood and a submerged life in the text.Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them. Anton Chekhov was the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays and is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. 

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The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov 0486266826 9780486266824 The Cherry Orchard
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The Portable Chekhov (Portable Library) by Anton Chekhov 0140150358 9780140150353 The Portable Chekhov (Portable Library)
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The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov 140003292X 9781400032921 The Complete Short Novels
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Forty Stories (Vintage Classics) by Anton Chekhov 0679733752 9780679733751 Forty Stories (Vintage Classics)
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Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov 0553381008 9780553381009 Stories of Anton Chekhov
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Fifty-Two Stories (Vintage Classics) by Anton Chekhov 0525562389 9780525562382 Fifty-Two Stories (Vintage Classics)
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Fifty-Two Stories by Anton Chekhov 0525520813 9780525520818 Fifty-Two Stories
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The Cherry Orchard (Hackett Classics) by Anton Chekhov 1603843094 9781603843096 The Cherry Orchard (Hackett Classics)
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Uncle Vanya (TCG Classic Russian Drama Series) by Anton Chekhov 1559365900 9781559365901 Uncle Vanya (TCG Classic Russian Drama Series)
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The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov 0573693196 9780573693199 The Three Sisters
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A Life in Letters (Penguin Classics) by Anton Chekhov 0140449221 9780140449228 A Life in Letters (Penguin Classics)
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Uncle Vanya (TCG Edition) Anton Chekhov 1559364475 9781559364478 Uncle Vanya (TCG Edition)   Uncle Vanya (TCG Edition)
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Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov 1847497861 9781847497864 Sakhalin Island
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The Sea-Gull by Anton Chekhov 1420968742 9781420968743 The Sea-Gull
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The Cherry Orchard and Other Plays by Anton Chekhov 1420957139 9781420957136 The Cherry Orchard and Other Plays
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Chekhov Plays (Methuen Paperback) by Anton Chekhov 041318160X 9780413181602 Chekhov Plays (Methuen Paperback)
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The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov 1420960822 9781420960822 The Cherry Orchard
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The Cherry Orchard (Modern Plays) by Anton Chekhov 0413393402 9780413393401 The Cherry Orchard (Modern Plays)
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Sakhalin Island (Alma Classics) by Anton Chekhov 1847492916 9781847492913 Sakhalin Island (Alma Classics)
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The Essential Tales of Chekhov by Anton Chekhov 0060956569 9780060956561 The Essential Tales of Chekhov
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The Major Plays (Signet Classics) by Anton Chekhov 0451530373 9780451530370 The Major Plays (Signet Classics)
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The Beggar and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov B0007E58I8 B0007E58I8 The Beggar and Other Stories
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The Seagull by Anton Chekhov 149522757X 9781495227578 The Seagull
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The Seagull (Stage Edition Series) by Anton Chekhov 0393338177 9780393338171 The Seagull (Stage Edition Series)
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