Objective: Anton Chekhov: As an introduction to the study of The Lady with the Pet Dog, today's class will examine the short story's author, Anton Chekhov. Chekhov was a Russian author, playwright and physician, and was considered to be the greatest short-story writer in the world. In this class, students will research the history of the author and his works, establish the context of his writing, and determine the importance of author biography in literary studies.
1) Class Discussion: Introduce the students to the short story and its author. The Lady with the Pet Dog is written by Anton Chekhov, a Russian author, playwright, and physician. Chekhov was known to be one of the greatest short story writers in the world. The story, The Lady with the Pet Dog, was published in 1899 and revolves around an affair between two unhappily married people who meet on vacation in Yalta...
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