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ANTON CHEKHOV

Classic Literary Author Biography

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 1904)

classic book author anton chekhovBorn in Southern Russia, Anton Chekov was a practicing doctor throught his life as a writer. Growing up Chekhov attended a Greek boys school and was kept back a year after failing a Greek exam. By the age of sixteen he relocated to Moscow when his family were hit by destitution and fled to avoid prison. With the family now living in poverty, Anton had to finance his own edcation which he did by a number of means, and even had a little spare for his family.

Before his death, he bought an estate in Russia, and went on to establish a better community for the local peasants, from schools to a fire station, along with offering his own services as a doctor.

In 1901 just three years before his death, he married an actress, Olga Knipper, who had previously performed within his plays. Chekhov eventually died in 1904, in Germany (Badenweiler). Although known his his day, his international fame did not arrive until after World War I when his works were eventually translated into English.

Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of unabridged books.
The Anton Chekhov unabridged classic books, included on the Literary Classics CD are:

  • IVANOFF
  • SWAN SONG
  • THE SEA-GULL
  • THE SCHOOLMISTRESS AND OTHER STORIES
  • THE WITCH AND OTHER STORIES
  • UNCLE VANYATWENTY YEARS AFTERCAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)
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