Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov
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Anton Chekhov Biography

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29 1860 – July 15 1904) (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, Russian pronunciation: ) was a Russian short-story writer and playwright, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in world literature. His playwriting career produced four classics: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard; and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Read Full Bio >>