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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904)

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovitch. A Russian short-story writer and dramatist, born at Taganróg, South Russia, Jan. 17, 1860; died at Yalta, Crimea, in 1904. His sketches and plays, especially the later ones, are concerned with the heartlessness and hollow pretensions of the “intellectuals”; among them are: ‘Ivánoff’; ‘Uncle Ványa’; ‘The Cherry Garden’; ‘The Sea-Gull.’ Collections of stories appeared in 1886 and 1887. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).