Anton Chekov Free Short Stories

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Anton Chekhov Free Short Stories

The inspirational short stories of Anton Chekhov are famous around the World. Some of the best loved stories and tales have been penned by this remarkable Russian author considered as one of the best short story writers in history and by some as the founder of short stories! The following selection of his famous short stories will provide hours of reading pleasure.

The Darling

The Bet

Difficult People


The Witch

Peasant Wives

The Post

Dreams - Short Story

The Pipe

The Lottery Ticket


At Christmas Time

The Student

The Huntsman


A Malefactor -

An Actor's End

A Troublesome Visitor

A Happy Man

An Enigmatic Nature

A Defenceless Creature

The Jeune Premier

An Avenger

Gone Astray

A Slander


In Trouble

The Beggar - Short Story

A Story Without A Title


Old Age

The Looking Glass

A Dead Body

The Horse Stealers

Famous Anton Chekhov Free Short Stories

The most famous and inspirational works of Anton Pavlovich Chehov include The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Three Sisters, A Murder,  and A Dead Body. These famous Anton Chekhov Tales and Stories have been included along with some lesser known, but equally enjoyable tales.

Anton Chekhov - His own story!

This amazing Russian born author, well-known for his short fiction and wonderful novels, didn't have the best start in life. In 1876, while Anton was still at school Chekhov's father was declared Bankrupt and the family moved from Taganrog, Southern Russia to Moscow. Anton however remained for a further three years to complete his education and sell the families possessions.

During this time he had to support himself and his family as well as pay for his education! He achieved this by catching and selling goldfinches, private tutoring and selling humorous sketches about contemporary Russian life to newspapers.

Anton Chekhov finished his schooling in 1879 and moved to Moscow to join his family. He studied medicine at Moscow University and qualified as a doctor in 1884. He practiced as a doctor despite writing over four hundred short stories in his short life (died of Tuberculosis at just 44 years old). His famous quote "Medicine is my lawful wife",  "and literature is my mistress." perfectly sums up his career.

His most famous stories included:

  • The Tutor - 1884

  • The Cook's Wedding - 1885

  • Small Fry - 1885

  • The Witch - 1886

  • A Story Without an End - 1886

  • A Joke - 1886

  • Agafya - 1886

  • A Nightmare - 1886

  • Grisha - 1886

  • Love - 1886

  • Easter Eve - 1886

  • Ladies - 1886

  • Champagne - 1887

  • Frost - 1887

  • The Beggar - 1887

  • Enemies - 1887

  • Darkness - 1887

  • Polinka - 1887

  • Drunk - 1887

  • An Inadvertence - 1887

  • The Lottery Ticket - 1887

  • The Murder - 1895

  • At Christmas Time - 1900


Anton Chekhov died at Badenweiler, German Empire of Tuberculosis on July 15th, 1904. He was buried at Novodevichy Cemetery next to his father.

Anton Chekhov - The Plays!

Many of Anton Chekhov stories have been immortalised in famous plays. Some of these famous plays are as follows :

  • The Seagull

  • Uncle Vanya

  • The Cherry Orchard

  • Three Sisters. 

Printable Anton Chekhov Free Short Stories

These wonderful short stories and tales from this famous author are perfect for those who appreciate his wonderful style of writing. The stories featured are in a printable format. Try downloading free stories to your kindle, ipad or your favorite ebook reader.

Anton Chekhov Free Short Stories - Biography

Nationality Russian 

Lifespan - 1860 - 1904 

Family - Father owned a grocery shop

Education - Studied Medicine at Moscow University 

Career - Physician, Dramatist and Author

Famous works by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov: The Murder and A Dead Body

Considered one of the best short story writers in history!

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