The Grasshopper and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
The Grasshopper and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, ISBN: 9781909175624
In the Grasshopper we find a love triangle. Olga, her rather boring husband preoccupied with his work, and a young artist. Olga craves the excitement of the artistic life and finds a new lease on romance with the colourful landscape designer, who takes her on a cruise. But not all is going to plan in this quintessentially Chekhovian love tale. Other stories in this volume include: A woman’s Kingdom, Difficult People, A Dreary Story, The Privy Councillor.
Anton Chekhov, a Russian writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced all-time classics The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard. His short stories are held in high esteem by writers, critics and audiences of all generations. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career.’Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress’, he once said.