It was approaching nightfall. The sexton,
Savely Gykin, was lying in his huge bed in the hut
adjoining the church. He was not asleep, though
it was his habit to go to sleep at th...
The Russian author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) is among the major short-story writers and dramatists of modern times.During the last half of the 19th century the old order in Russia was crumbl...
Anton Chekhov is today one of the most widely known authors of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Appreciated not only in Russia and the West but also in Asia, he was a master of the short story, ...