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  • Anton Chekhov

    A young peasant finds himself confronting a doctor at a hospital with the hopes of convincing him to release his brother. The doctor is not pleased and refuses to release him saying the peasant needs to go to the authorities. He is disappointed by his statement and unsure of where to go. On his way out he comes to meet an old man just outside the hospital gate. He reveals his problem to him and the old man directs him exactly where he needs to head. The peasant is conflicted because it is a long journey, but after a few moments he decides to head out with the hope of saving his brother. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer and playwright, considered by many to be one of the...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    After Nadya, a sixteen year old girl, returns home from seeing a play, she is happily consumed with its plot of unrequited love. To Nadya, unrequited love is the most interesting type of love, as love is boring if everyone is happy. Quickly, Nadya's thoughts turn to her two suitors, Gorny and Guzdev. Although they have both declared their love for her, she, more than anything, wants to believe that they do not love her. Trying to emulate the unrequited love from the play, she writes a letter to Gorny, like the heroine in the play, to create tension. But then she wonders if she should instead write to Guzdev, or perhaps both! Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer and playwright,...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Ivan Lyashkevsky, a Polish lieutenant who suffered a head injury, spends a large amount of time grumbling about the native people of the town he's living in. He thinks them to be lazy and useless and is quick to express his views. On this particular day, he is visiting with his friend Franz Finks and studying his native landlord out the window. Lyashkevsky grows more and more angry with the natives as he discusses their flaws with Finks throughout the entire day, and simple Finks takes all his complaints in stride. By that night, Lyashkevsky has discovered even more people and things to be disgruntled with, not realizing that he embodies much of what he has come to dislike so strongly. ...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    As two friends are sharing stories together, the story of the man in the box comes up. The man in the box, Byelikov, was an eccentric professor that often made his coworkers feel uneasy. One day, Byelikov finds himself enamored with the sister of a new teacher at the school, Kovalenko. The prospect of a relationship between Byelikov and the sister, Varinka, excited his colleagues as they thought it might help to make him more normal and approachable. However, when someone takes it upon himself to draw a humorous caricature of the couple, things fall apart. When Byelikov's concern over the picture is not taken seriously, he retreats further into himself and the reader discovers what makes...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    On an early October morning, Psyekoff, the right hand-man to Lieutenant Marcus Ivanovitch Klausoff, informs the inspector of police that he suspects Klausoff has been murdered. Immediately, the inspector and his team head to Klausoff's home to investigate the matter. After examining the outside of the house, the inspector sends word to the magistrate, asking him to come investigate the case. When the magistrate and his assistant arrive, they check Klausoff's room, only to find that he is not in there. His door is locked, but his window is clearly open. The situation reminds the magistrate of a case he worked several years earlier, where a man had been killed in his room and his body dragged...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Considered one of the greatest short story writers of alltime, Anton Chekhov heavily influenced the evolution of the modern short story.Most notably, he used a technique that would later be called"stream-of-consciousness," in which he eschewed the traditional storystructure and simply wrote as though he was thinking aloud. Written in that same vein, "The Deathof a Government Clerk" is one of his best-known short stories. The story is about the fragile Ivan Dmitritch Tchervyakov who blows a small breach of etiquette far out of proportion. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Considered one of the greatest short story writers of alltime, Anton Chekhov heavily influenced the evolution of the modern short story.Most notably, he used a technique that would later be called"stream of consciousness," in which he eschewed the traditionalstory structure and simply wrote as though he was thinking aloud. Written in that same vein, "TheLottery Ticket" is a story about money, luck, and relationships. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    A Joe Bev AudioTheater Sampler, Volume 1 is an anthology representing more than fortyyears of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor,writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a castof professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 1 includes: - "The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer" by Joe Bevilacqua- "Arise from the Angry Seas" by J. C. Del La Torre - "Oedipus Noir" by Ralph Tyler- "The House of Wax" by Joe Bevilacqua- "Seven Letters of Love" by William Melillo- "The Silhouette Meets His Reflection" by Joe Bevilacqua - "On with the Show!" by Alan Reed - "Stench of the City" by Victor Gates - "The Bear"...read more

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    A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford, The 2nd New & Old Time Radio Collection is a series of new stories and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows. A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 1 This half-hour anthology represents more than forty years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 1 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, J. C. Del La Torre, Ralph Tyler, William Melillo, Alan Reed, Victor Gates,...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Six short stories and a novella by the Russian master. (david...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    The Seagull (Russian: Чайка, Chayka) is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The play was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the ingenue Nina, the fading leading lady Irina Arkadina, her son the experimental playwright Konstantin Treplyov, and the famous middlebrow story writer Trigorin....read more

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    This is the first of thirteen volumes of Anton Chekhov's short stories, translated by Constance Garnett. Anton Chekhov was a Russian doctor who turned to fiction as a hobby, and quickly blossomed into one of the masters of the short story genre. Though he is arguably best known for his dramatic works, such as The Cherry Orchard, his stories are widely considered to be some of the most perfect examples of short fiction ever written. Constance Black Garnett was an English housewife who taught herself Russian as a hobby, and subsequently introduced the English-speaking world to some of the greatest Russian authors, including Chekhov and Dostoevsky. Though she was almost entirely...read more

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    LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 different recordings of Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of May 18th,...read more

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    A collection of poems by the English war poet and soldier of the First World War, Wilfred Owen. Owen is regarded by historians as the leading poet of the First World War, known for his war poetry on the horrors of trench and gas warfare. It stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Only five of Owen's poems had been published before his death, one of which was in fragmentary form. Only one week before the end of the war, whilst attempting to traverse a canal, he was shot in the head and killed. (Summary modified from...read more

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    LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Smile, Smile, Smile by Wilfred Owen. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of November 9th,...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov 'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived.' This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes--alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence--have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    When several employees of the bank are arrested for corruption, the merchant Avdeyev doesn't give the ordeal much thought, figuring the men going to jail deserve it. His opinion changes however when he returns home to find his wife and son very upset -- his house had just been searched by officials in connection to the bank corruption. Avdeyev had signed papers for the bankers without knowing what they were and so had essentially signed his life away by his carelessness. During the following trial, he learns the danger of being a 'sheep' and just following along without a mind of his own. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer and playwright, considered by many to be one of the...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Olga Ivanovna, a beautiful young woman floating around in a famous and fabulous social circle, falls in love with a simple man who does not belong to the same social group, Osip Dymov. Dymov worked at the same hospital as her father. When her father fell ill, Dymov was captivated by Olga's dedication to her father, and she soon returned the romantic notions. As they settled into married life, Olga continued to frequent with her artistic friends, visiting them everyday and continuing to live a fun. exciting life. Dymov continued living his routine, science-oriented life. Olga's love of Dymov is challenged by Ryabovsky, one of the young men of her artistic circle, with whom she was on an...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    About Love' is the musings of several friends about love and the great mystery surrounding it. After trying to figure out the love existing between an abusive, ugly cook and the lovely girl that doted on him, one of the men, Alehin, begins sharing his story of love and heartbreak. He recounts the tale of his love for the beautiful Anna Alexyevna, a young woman married to his friend. Alehin describes the way in which their relationship developed, returning again and again to the strange mysteries of love. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer and playwright, considered by many to be one of the best writers of short stories in the history of literature. Chekhov was also a...read more

  • Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is generally considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. The Chorus Girl tells the tale of a mistress who is confronted unexpectedly by her lover's wife. In the meantime the cheating husband is hiding in the next room. The dialogue between the two women is classic of Chekhov's genius... he captures a person's entire character and soul within a few paragraphs and then catapults them into a crisis from which they emerge...read more