The Darling Summary
Anton Chekhov

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The Darling Summary

Anton Chekhov's short story "The Darling," considered one of his finest, was first published in 1899. Leo Tolstoy, his contemporary and one of the greatest Russian writers of the nineteenth century, was quick to celebrate Chekhov's achievement in "The Darling," comparing it to "a piece of lace," like those woven by "old maids," who "put their whole life, all their dreams of happiness, into their lace." "The Darling" is a character sketch of Olga Semyonovna...

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