Anton Chekhov

more photos (5)

Anton Chekhov


Born
in Taganrog, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire
January 29, 1860

Died
July 15, 1904

Genre

Influences


Anton Pavlovich Chekhov [Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов] was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.
"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite gloomy to me." His early years were shadowed by his father's tyranny, religious fanaticism, and long nights in the store, which was open from five in the morning till midnight. He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog (1867-68) and Taganrog grammar school (1868-79). The family was forced to move to Moscow followi
...more

Average rating: 3.98 · 209,569 ratings · 12,608 reviews · 2,816 distinct worksSimilar authors
Selected Stories

by
4.37 avg rating — 26,973 ratings — published 1900 — 70 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Cherry Orchard

by
3.67 avg rating — 24,657 ratings — published 1904 — 267 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Seagull

by
3.92 avg rating — 19,875 ratings — published 1895 — 338 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Uncle Vanya

3.84 avg rating — 14,526 ratings — published 1897 — 285 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Complete Short Novels

by
4.47 avg rating — 10,226 ratings — published 1896 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Three Sisters

3.76 avg rating — 13,422 ratings — published 1900
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ward No. 6 and Other Stories

by
4.34 avg rating — 7,208 ratings — published 1892 — 52 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Five Plays: Ivanov / The Se...

by
4.17 avg rating — 5,248 ratings — published 1887 — 46 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lady With the Little Do...

by
4.22 avg rating — 4,276 ratings — published 1904 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Short Stories

by
4.33 avg rating — 3,278 ratings — published 1959 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Anton Chekhov…
الأعمال القصصية الروايات القصيرة الروايات المسرحيات
(4 books)
by
4.20 avg rating — 1,889 ratings

‫داستان‌های کوتاه ۱ ‫داستان‌های کوتاه ٢ ‫داستان‌های کوتاه ٣ داستان‌های کوتاه ٤ ‫جزیرۀ ساخالین ‫نمایشنامه‌ها ١ ‫نمایشنامه‌ها ٢
(10 books)
by
4.11 avg rating — 393 ratings

Memurun Ölümü Entipüften Bir Adam Eczacının Karısı Kırlarda Bir Gün Öylesine Bir Öykü Düello Kara Keşiş
(8 books)
by
4.34 avg rating — 164 ratings

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

“Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive.”
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

“Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.”
Anton Chekhov

Polls

Please vote for you choice for the June/July group read from the selections below. Please note that we will be selecting the two books with the highest number of votes so that more members can participate on their choice. Vote only if you mean to partake in a discussion.

 
  11 votes, 23.9%

 
  11 votes, 23.9%

 
  11 votes, 23.9%

 
  3 votes, 6.5%

 
  3 votes, 6.5%

 
  3 votes, 6.5%

 
  2 votes, 4.3%

 
  1 vote, 2.2%

 
  1 vote, 2.2%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Dini's List for 2008 - Done with 50! 23 1208 Jan 02, 2009 07:16PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 10.10 (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE) 28 281 Jan 10, 2010 07:52AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. WINTER CHALLENGE 2009-2010 COMPLETED TASKS 3154 3159 Feb 28, 2010 09:02PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Who Are You? 357 1239 Aug 13, 2010 01:19PM  
100+ Books in 2018: Aga's books in 2010 97 306 Dec 31, 2010 01:24AM  
75 Books: Aga's books in 2010 144 160 Dec 31, 2010 10:30AM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. WI 10-11 RwS Completed Tasks - Winter 715 437 Mar 01, 2011 09:19AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS) 2883 1000 May 31, 2011 09:01PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 5.3 - The Dog Days of Summer 35 122 Jul 28, 2011 04:57PM