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Chekhov Stories

Anton Chekhov

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What task does Osip fulfill at his wife's dinner parties in The Grasshopper?

What river does Olga visit with her artist-lover Ryabovsky?

What are the professions of the "darling's" two husbands?

In what way does Olga embarrasses her lover, the veterinary surgeon Smirnin, in The Darling?

Why does Dr. Rabin cease to take an interest in his patients in Ward No. six?

What does Rabin feel after he has been tricked into entering the hospital asylum in Ward No. six?

Why does Savka leave his lover and the narrator alone together in Agafya?

What is the purpose of Kuzmichov's journey in Steppe, aside from taking his nephew Yegorushka to school?

What is Yegorushka's reaction on meeting Varlamov in Steppe?

How does Yegorushka feel at the conclusion of his journey when he is left to stay at the house of his mother's friend?

In what way does Misail alienate his father in My Life?

Why is Masha drawn to Stephan in My Life?

What significance does the gooseberry fruit have in the story Gooseberries?

Who or what does Ivan wish stood behind the door of "every happy, contented man" in Gooseberries?

Why is Jerome the ferryman unhappy in The Night before Easter?

What does Jerome insist Deacon Nicolas was particularly good at?

Who or what does "the black monk" say Kovrin is?

Why does Kovrin and Tania's marriage collapse in The Black Monk?

Why does the constable Loshadin say that he is willing to suffer in order to fulfill his office On Official Duty?

Why is the inquest postponed for two days in On Official Duty?

How does Lipa's baby Nikifor die in In the Ravine?

How does Chekhov describe Aksinia's smile in In the Ravine?

What does Grigori do when beggars ask him for money?

Who does Gurov think Anna resembles in The Lady with the Dog?

How does The Lady with the Dog end?

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