The Lady with the Dog

Russian literature: Anton Chekhov – The Lady with the Dog (Chapter 4)

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Today in the series “Texts in Russian” we continue to get familiar with the Russian literature and read the last part of Anton Chekhov’s story ‘The Lady with the Dog‘. We hope you enjoyed all the previous parts and will find this last one even more enjoyable.

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Russian literature: Anton Chekhov – The Lady with the Dog (Chapter 3, Part 2)

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This is a new lessons of the series “Texts in Russian” and today we continue to introduce you to the masterpieces of the Russian literature.

Yalta, where the story “The Lady with the dog” takes place, was a fashionable resort for the Russian aristocracy and gentry in the 19th century. Anton Chekhov in 1898 bought a house (the White Dacha) here, where he lived till 1902. It is now his museum. On the embankment of Lenin in Yalta a sculptural composition based on the story The Lady with the the Dog is set.

This is the second part of the third chapter of the story ‘The Lady with the Dog‘.

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Russian literature: Anton Chekhov – The Lady with the Dog (Chapter 3, Part 1)

Read and listen to Russian: The lady with the dog

Today we continue reading the story of Anton Chekhov “The lady with the dog”. It is the first part of third chapter of this charming story.

The full transcript, complete translation in English and audio recording are available for free. We recommend you to listen to the audio as many times as you need until the words sound natural.

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Russian literature: Anton Chekhov – The Lady with the Dog (Chapter 2, Part 2)

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Always modest, Chekhov could hardly have imagined the extent of his posthumous reputation. The ovations for The Cherry Orchard in the year of his death showed him how high he had risen in the affection of the Russian public – by then he was second in literary celebrity only to Tolstoy, who outlived him by six years – but after his death, Chekhov’s fame soon spread further afield.

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Russian literature: Anton Chekhov – The Lady with the Dog (Chapter 2, Part 1)

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Anton Chekhov was born in 1860 in Taganrog. He is considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature; over 26 years of the creative work he wrote about 900 different works. Throughout most of his literary career Chekhov practiced as a doctor: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress.”

Today in the series “Texts in Russian” we are reading the second chapter of his short story “The Lady with the Dog”. We divided this chapter into two parts. Study the lesson →

Russian literature: Anton Chekhov – The Lady with the Dog (Chapter 1)

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…Dmitri Gurov is a Moscow banker, married with a daughter and two sons. Unhappy in his marriage, he is frequently unfaithful, and considers women to be of “an inferior breed”. While vacationing in Yalta, he sees a young lady walking along the seafront with her small dog, and endeavors to make her acquaintance…

Today, as a reading and listening practice, we are offer you a short story by Anton Chekhov “The Lady with the Dog”, what was firstly published in 1899. Originally the story is in four chapters and not very long, so we are going to put it on our pages in the whole. In the next few publications you’ll see the continuation. Now, the first chapter…

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