The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories (The Tales of Chekhov, Volume 3)

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  • Title: The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories (The Tales of Chekhov, Volume 3)
  • Author: Anton Chekhov Constance Garnett
  • ISBN: 9781618836656
  • Page: 495
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About Author

  1. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian 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 following his father s bankruptcy At the age of 16, Chekhov became independent and remained for some time alone in his native town, supporting himself through private tutoring.In 1879 Chekhov entered the Moscow University Medical School While in the school, he began to publish hundreds of comic short stories to support himself and his mother, sisters and brothers His publisher at this period was Nicholas Leikin, owner of the St Petersburg journal Oskolki splinters His subjects were silly social situations, marital problems, farcical encounters between husbands, wives, mistresses, and lovers, whims of young women, of whom Chekhov had not much knowledge the author was was shy with women even after his marriage His works appeared in St Petersburg daily papers, Peterburskaia gazeta from 1885, and Novoe vremia from 1886.Chekhov s first novel, Nenunzhaya pobeda 1882 , set in Hungary, parodied the novels of the popular Hungarian writer M r J kai As a politician J kai was also mocked for his ideological optimism By 1886 Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer His second full length novel, The Shooting Party, was translated into English in 1926 Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 1926.Chekhov graduated in 1884, and practiced medicine until 1892 In 1886 Chekhov met H.S Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St Petersburg daily Novoe vremya His friendship with Suvorin ended in 1898 because of his objections to the anti Dreyfus campaingn conducted by paper But during these years Chechov developed his concept of the dispassionate, non judgemental author He outlined his program in a letter to his brother Aleksandr 1 Absence of lengthy verbiage of political social economic nature 2 total objectivity 3 truthful descriptions of persons and objects 4 extreme brevity 5 audacity and originality flee the stereotype 6 compassion Chekhov s fist book of stories 1886 was a success, and gradually he became a full time writer The author s refusal to join the ranks of social critics arose the wrath of liberal and radical intellitentsia and he was criticized for dealing with serious social and moral questions, but avoiding giving answers However, he was defended by such leading writers as Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Leskov I m not a liberal, or a conservative, or a gradualist, or a monk, or an indifferentist I should like to be a free artist and that s all Chekhov said in 1888.The failure of his play The Wood Demon 1889 and problems with his novel made Chekhov to withdraw from literature for a period In 1890 he travelled across Siberia to remote prison island, Sakhalin There he conducted a detailed census of some 10,000 convicts and settlers condemned to live their lives on that harsh island Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation It is probable that hard conditions on the island also worsened his own physical condition From this journey was born his famous travel book T

One thought on “The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories (The Tales of Chekhov, Volume 3)

  1. Well, I haven t actually read the whole book, just the title story But I certainly intend to read the others It is so intriguing to read the story of a world weary middle aged married man, so used to having a fling at any opportunity because he is so bored by his wife that he has tagged the entire female gender the lower race , who then finds to his own astonishment that he has fallen in love for the first time in his life These days, of course, middle aged men do this all the time, and they tra [...]

  2. I actually would give this a 4.5I really don t know what to say about Chekhov that hasn t been said before He is obviously a master at the short story His stories in this volume are mainly about normal almost mundane lives of the upper class Affairs, courting, marriages, having bad dreams, growing up, etc I appreciate that Chekhov can make such normal situations compelling to read and he doesn t have neat tidy endings or judge his characters one way or another The only thing that s preventing me [...]

  3. Where other stories leave you feeling satisfied, these leave you puzzling over the point They virtually cry out for a discussion group to examine the psychology of the characters I found them mentally intriguing than enjoyable and somewhat addicting It is as if you ask, Why is it that Russians are so troubled and complex and the author answers by telling these stories.In reply to an objection that he had once written about horse thieves without condemning them, Chekhov once said readers should [...]

  4. This collection is dominated by two stories, The Lady with the Dog, and An Anonymous Story They account for half of the book in volume, and they are, in my opinion, the two best stories of the collection They are all good though I never feel like I m struggling to finish a Chekhov story Much is made of his writing style and it certainly makes his stories flow effortlessly It s easy to see why he is considered a master of the short story genre.

  5. A classic but some of the stories have aged At the time Chekhov s short stories were considered the cutting edge The Lady with the Dog and An Anonymous Story were my highlights The stories do capture an age gone by.

  6. SPOILERS Excruciating and tender Thank God The Lady with the Dog was in it, because everything else was a downer You almost wanted to make all the other characters read The Lady with the Dog so that they could have some hope about life Actually now that I think about it, there seemed to be slightly of a moralizing edge to all these stories than the ones I ve read in other collections, and that edge made them almost uplifting like there was always some promise that there was a better way, and be [...]

  7. Short stories The Lady with the DogA Doctor s VisitAn UpheavalIonitchThe Head of the FamilyThe Black MonkVolodyaAn Anonymous StoryThe HusbandI am a fan of short stories and this is the first book written by Chekhov that I have read so far I really liked The Lady with the Dog and Ionitch and even The Black Monk and I have to admit that all the stories from this volume are quite powerful They are very human and they transmit feelings, despair, fears I really enjoyed this volume and I ll definitely [...]

  8. In no uncertain terms should this book be considered a pick me up or a beach read Chekhov has written some of the most depressing, cynical, and morose stories that one might imagine At every turn, he has crushed the dreams of his characters and left them nowhere to hide as he burns his way through their stories Still, the writing is good and, evil though the author treats his creations, you do hold out hope for them.

  9. What can you say about Chekhov s writing that hasn t been said Collected in this volume are stories of the upper and lower classes, with their only thing in common being how miserable they are There at times seem to be faint hopes that things might, just might, get better but they rarely do and the stories typically end with someone physically or spiritually dead Why would you want to read about such misery Because nobody has ever been able to capture the human condition and longing in the span [...]

  10. I read this book on the advice of Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer Anton Chekhov s The Lady with the Dog was one of her many recommendations Prose called Chekhov the best short story writer of all time I do not read short stories I am not a novel snob turning my nose up at any papyrus published printout without its own cover and personal ISBN No Simply put I am an individual who never took the time to explore the world of short fiction The same thought provoking and rounded resolu [...]

  11. Lady with the Dog was a beautiful open ended story written in realistic manner to show the inadequacy of social law and human affairs It penetrates to the nature of love, secrecy and impotency of human being in changing his her life The story can be divided into three spaces 1 space of freedom, 2 space of secrecy, 3 space of appearance.

  12. A master collection of stories of sadness, at least one of them I found quite disturbing, but Chekhov paints such lovely pictures with his words that I had to give 5 out of 5.

  13. Reading Chekhov short stories is a great way to introduce oneself to Russian literature His writing style is true to life there are seldom neat little gift wrapped boxed gifts depicting happy endings in life and Chekhov demonstrates this through his writings Many say his writings are depressing unfortunately such is life for many, why else are antidepressants the number one selling medications in America Chekhov is true to life and much of what he wrote can be readily applied to today.

  14. A nice collection, but nothing REALLY special Would rate it as four if there was a really good story, other than the very short The Husband Volodya is really nice as well, and An anonymous story had a lot of juice, but was not really well executed in my opinion A nice literary read, nothing .

  15. A mixed batch One or two quite interesting stories among others perhaps lacking in plot This selection does not present many characters who one might admire very much and they perhaps die just when the story gets interesting.

  16. Read The Lady with the Dog and The Doctor s Visit I t was as though they were a pair of birds of passage, caught and forced to live in different cages I always really like Chekhov so I ll probably read the rest later The Lady with the Dog was really quite nice.

  17. Life itself Chekhov s short stories do not have contrived plots they seem to depict life itself with its tedium and drama His technique is masterly, but the stories are immune to pedantic summary What a genius he was.

  18. In the title story, Gurov, a forty year old vacationing alone in Yalta, at the onset is bored, having been in Yalta for two weeks, eager to make a new acquaintance The arrival of a lady with a dog is an opportunity A married father of three, he dislikes and secretly fears his wife, and he consequently has had many affairs He is comfortable with women than men, liking their company even as he ridicules them.He and Anna meet, acknowledge that they both are married but without their spouses with t [...]

  19. I ve just read the story of The Lady and the Dog for the Popsugar Reading Challenge since I couldn t find the single story on , this will do It s been a decent story, short story, which reminded me lots of Anna Karenina.

  20. I d once read Chekhov s An Upheaval in an anthology of great short stories and thought it was good, so one day when I was in a mood to sample something from the classics, I downloaded this collection for free on my Kindle The first story seemed interesting to start off with, but by the ending I felt nothing at all had been accomplished except perhaps leaving the characters even miserable than when they started out My experience with the rest of the book mainly mirrored this one I didn t have an [...]

  21. I m actually angry nobody told me to read Chekhov, ever thank you crappy public schooling of the US He s lauded as being one of the best short story writers ever and he is In particular, I was surprised at how well he described life Stories about love, insanity, serious crushes and Marxist revolutionaries somehow I could identify well with many of his characters and their thoughts, feelings, and predicaments despite the fact that he was writing about another country over a 100 years ago Simply a [...]

  22. Eh, I don t know why there s so much hype about The Lady with the Dog It was just an artfully composed story about two adulterers who fall in love with each other there have been much better stories about lovers who can t be together Even The Notebook might be a better story, and that s saying something because I hate The Notebook specifically for the adultery in it If you absolutely must engross yourself in fictional infidelity, go see the movie A Royal Affair And I can t believe that The Bet, [...]

  23. I saw the Seagull years ago but have waited a long time since to read Chekhov I m not sure why other than there are always too many things to read I picked this up on my kindle for free and really flew through the first story It was though I was reading short stories for the first time Each story is well crafted with its own distinct merits There is often little or no resolution by the end of each tale Or rather, the resolution is unfavorable and often involves death, separation, and various ill [...]

  24. It was surprisingly good The book had a lot of insightful theories, and I saw the familiarity with the film, The Reader, in the story of An Anonymous Story It was at the same time I was thinking about my life experience with the similar state of mind in a few stories of the book The stories provided realistic life philosophy than narrative or fictional theory Every story ended with an unfinished ending, which was close to the reality life goes on before you die, leaving the readers diverse ima [...]

  25. Chekhov has an ungodly talent to expose the human condition And he does it with absolute brevity, in stark clarity, and with a captivating narrative He s also equally comfortable writing a story that spans less than ten pages The Husband or one that stretches to close to seventy An Anonymous Story.

  26. 3.5 stars I think by now it is clear that I don t love Russian literature I ve now read Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and now this all considered classics, none of which I loved I did think many of these stories were strong but it was of a grudging respect rather than a joyful experience.

  27. This collection of short stories is part of my education in plot, pacing, and stream of consciousness My favorite was not the famous The Lady with the Dog though it was a real study in how to write the male perspective I quite enjoyed Ionitch, it was the first time an exceedingly bleak ending left me satisfied I want to learn how to do that.

  28. Chekov doesn t tell a story in the strict sense He rather lifts the curtain and allows the reader to look into the characters lives for a limited period of time Despite the time passed since Chekov deliver his works we find the story characters confronted with the same challenges that humankind today still experiences.

  29. I ve been on a quest to read enough Chekhov stories to be able to understand what literary types mean when they say something is Chekhovian I think I get it now Dark, cynical, ambivalent, and in his best stories a shiny glimmer of the beauty of life sparkling underneath all that darkness There are several of those best ones in this collection.

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