Short Stories by Anton Chekhov: Ariadne and Other Stories

In Ariadne, we meet Ivan Shamokhin on a steamer bound for Sebastopol. Ivan tells the story of his helpless love for Ariadne, a beautiful but cold young woman. Ariadne is selfish, her whole life is style and surface. Ivan becomes her lover, and with his money almost gone and his life destroyed he is still attached to Ariande. Other Stories in this volume include: The Kiss, A Problem, Terror, Anna on the neck, Not Wanted, Typhus, Misfortune, A Trifle from Life.

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.

Ariadne and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, ISBN: 9781909175600

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