Anton Chekov (1860-1904)

Photo of Anton Pavlovich Chekov


Anton Chekov was born in Taganrog, a commerical town on the Sea of Azov in the southern Russia, on Jan. 29, 1860. He studied medicine in Moscow, where he began writing short humorous stories for journals. Among the greatest of his mature stories are

Short Stories

'A Dreary Story' (1889),

'Ward No. Six' (1892),

'My Life' (1896), 'Ionych'

The trilogy

'The Man in a Case', 'Gooseberries', and 'About Love' (all 1898),

'The Lady with the Little Dog' (1899).


Platonov (1978-81) On the Highroad (1884) The Swan Song (1888)

On the Harmfulness of Tobacco (1886-1903) Ivanov (1887)

The Marriage Proposal (1890) The Tragedian in Spite of Himself (1889)

The Anniversary (1891) The Sea Gull (1896) Uncle Vanya (1899)

The Three Sisters (1901) The Cherry Orchard (1904)


Works Cited

The Oxford Companion to English Literature 5th edition, 1985.

Encycopedia of World Drama Vol.1, 1972.

A brief biography from a website.


You can find and check out these reference books in SFL Library ( z)

Title Call No.
Chekhov, Anton. Chekhov short plays London:Oxford UP,1969 891.723Ch C417
Chukovsky, Kornei, and Rose, Pauline. Chekhov: the man. New York : Haskell House 1974. 891.723Ch C417Ch

Hahn, Beverly. Chekhov : a study of the major stories and plays. Cambridge : Cambridge University, 1977.

891.723Ch C417Ha
Jackson, Robert Louis. Chekhov : a collection of critical essays. Englewood Cliffs, N. J. : Prentice, 1976 891.783Ch
Magarshack, David. Chekhov : a life Westport. Connecticut : Greenwood, 1952 891.723Ch C417Ra
Peace, Richard Arthur. Chekhov : a study of the four major plays. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1983 891.723Ch


Photo of Anton Pavlovich Chekov

Photo of Anton Pavlovich Chekov

Scene from Cherry Orchard

Scene from Cherry Orchard

Scene from Cherry Orchard