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The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories

The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories
Anton Chekhov By (author)
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5.3 X 6.8 in

FICTION / Classics


Whilst Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is perhaps best for his plays such as Uncle Vanya and The Seagull, he was also a prolific author of short stories.  

In this exclusive collection, Audible presents six of his most-celebrated short stories, chosen and performed by Richard Armitage.  

Richard, whose interest in the work of Chekhov was sparked by his appearance as Astrov in a stage production of Uncle Vanya, also introduces the collection with a brief overview of each of the stories and his thoughts on why Chekhov's short stories are not to be missed.  

The collection contains the following stories:  

'Ward 6'

In a mental asylum, a patient comes into conflict with a director of the institution.    

'The Kiss'

During a party, a man becomes infatuated by a woman who accidentally kisses him in the dark.  


A young woman strives to asset her independence by choosing education over an arranged marriage.  

'The Black Monk'

An ageing scholar experiences strange hallucinations.  

Is he a genius, or is he insane?  


A beautiful young woman subverts society expectations by going to live with her neighbour, an older, married man.    

'The Student'

A depressed young student has his spirits lifted by recounting an religious story to two strangers.

Author Bio

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 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.