The Sea-Gull – Антон Павлович Чехов

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Sea-Gull  artwork

The Sea-Gull

Антон Павлович Чехов

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: December 29, 2014

Publisher: Project Gutenberg

Seller: Public Domain


The scene is laid in the park on SORIN'S estate. A broad avenue of trees leads away from the audience toward a lake which lies lost in the depths of the park. The avenue is obstructed by a rough stage, temporarily erected for the performance of amateur theatricals, and which screens the lake from view. There is a dense growth of bushes to the left and right of the stage. A few chairs and a little table are placed in front of the stage. The sun has just set. JACOB and some other workmen are heard hammering and coughing on the stage behind the lowered curtain.

iTunes Store: Top Free Books in Arts & Entertainment

Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series – Антон Павлович Чехов

Антон Павлович Чехов - Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series  artwork

Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series

Антон Павлович Чехов

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: December 31, 2014

Publisher: Project Gutenberg

Seller: Public Domain


The last few years have seen a large and generally unsystematic mass of translations from the Russian flung at the heads and hearts of English readers. The ready acceptance of Chekhov has been one of the few successful features of this irresponsible output. He has been welcomed by British critics with something like affection. Bernard Shaw has several times remarked: “Every time I see a play by Chekhov, I want to chuck all my own stuff into the fire.” Others, having no such valuable property to sacrifice on the altar of Chekhov, have not hesitated to place him side by side with Ibsen, and the other established institutions of the new theatre. For these reasons it is pleasant to be able to chronicle the fact that, by way of contrast with the casual treatment normally handed out to Russian authors, the publishers are issuing the complete dramatic works of this author. In 1912 they brought out a volume containing four Chekhov plays, translated by Marian Fell. All the dramatic works not included in her volume are to be found in the present one.

iTunes Store: Top Free Books in Arts & Entertainment

The Lady with the Dog – Антон Павлович Чехов

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Lady with the Dog  artwork

The Lady with the Dog

And Other Stories

Антон Павлович Чехов

Genre: Classics

Price: $ 0.99

Publish Date: March 15, 2016

Publisher: Open Road Media

Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC


Nine deeply moving and exquisitely crafted tales from a master of the short story After a fortnight in Yalta, Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov has grown tired of the seaside. He is looking for a more interesting way to pass his vacation when a woman with a Pomeranian catches his eye. Gurov loathes his wife, and has spent his marriage chasing women, even though the affairs always end in disappointment. But Anna Sergeyevna will be different. For the first time in his life, Gurov will know love—and he will find it a very harsh mistress.   Widely recognized as one of literature’s sharpest observers of human nature, Anton Chekhov has influenced generations of writers. Including such heartbreaking gems as “A Doctor’s Visit,” “The Head of the Family,” and “The Black Monk,” this sparkling collection showcases a brilliant craftsman at the top of his form.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Praise for Anton Chekhov “What writers influenced me as a young man? Chekhov! As a dramatist? Chekhov! As a story writer? Chekhov!” —Tennessee Williams   “Chekhov’s stories are as wonderful (and necessary) now as when they first appeared. . . . He produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.” —Raymond Carver Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian doctor, playwright, and author. His best known works include the plays The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1900), and The Cherry Orchard (1904), and the short stories “The Lady with the Dog,” “Peasants,” and “The Darling.” One of the most influential and widely anthologized writers in Russian history, Chekhov spent most of his career as a practicing physician and devoted much of his energy to treating the poor, free of charge. He died of tuberculosis in 1904.  

iTunes Store: Top Free Books in Fiction & Literature

Дама с собачкой – Антон Павлович Чехов

Антон Павлович Чехов - Дама с собачкой  artwork

Дама с собачкой

Антон Павлович Чехов

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: January 1, 2015

Publisher: Alexander BELOV

Seller: Alexander BELOV


«Дама с собачкой» — рассказ русского писателя и драматурга Антона Павловича Чехова, написанный в 1898 году. Москвич Дмитрий Дмитриевич Гуров и Анна Сергеевна фон Дидериц («дама с собачкой») встречаются в Ялте, куда оба приехали на отдых. Через неделю после знакомства между ними завязывается роман. Несмотря на то что и Анна Сергеевна замужем, и у Гурова в Москве есть жена и трое детей, герои рассказа влюбляются друг в друга как дети. Они оба несчастливы в браке, и теперь, увлеченные этим романом, искренне верят, что наконец-то встретили свою настоящую любовь, но… Приятного Вам чтения!

iTunes Store: Top Free Books in Arts & Entertainment