Disappointment

Chekhov wrote over four hundred short stories.

Although many of them display the same bleak view of the world as do his plays, others are infused with wit.

They all offer sublime insights not only into life in Russia at the end of the Nineteenth Century, but into the human condition generally.

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01His Wife2002102820040628

Chekhov wrote over four hundred short stories.

Although many of them display the same bleak view of the world as do his plays, others are infused with wit.

They all offer sublime insights not only into life in Russia at the end of the Nineteenth Century, but into the human condition generally.Read by Ewan Mcgregor.

A wicked picture of a relationship of convenience.

Series of five short stories by Anton Chekhov.

1: `His Wife'.

Read by Ewan Mcgregor

02The Bet2002102920040629

A wager struck between a banker and a lawyer has profound repercussions on both their lives.

Read by Ewan Mcgregor.

Series of five short stories by Anton Chekhov.

2: `The Bet'.

03The Beauty2002103020040630

A meditation on the nature and effect of physical beauty.

Read by Ewan Mcgregor.

Series of five short stories by Anton Chekhov.

3: `The Beauty'.

04Concerning Love2002103120040701

Five stories by Anton Chekhov.

4/5.

Concerning Love: A moving evocation of the pain of unrequited love.

Read by Ewan Mcgregor.

Series of five short stories by Anton Chekhov.

4: `Concerning Love'.

A moving evocation of the pain of unrequited love.

05 LASTVanka2002110120040702

An orphaned boy desperately seeks rescue from his dreadful existence.

Read by Ewan Mcgregor.

Series of five short stories by Anton Chekhov.

5: `Vanka'.