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The Bet And Other Stories

By: Anton Tchekhov
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Bet and Other Stories" is a collection of short stories written by Anton Tchekhov, a renowned Russian writer. The stories in this collection are characterized by their vivid and realistic portrayals of human life, with themes ranging from love and loss to greed and deception. The titular story, "The Bet," centers around a bet made between a wealthy banker and a young lawyer. The banker bets the lawyer two million rubles that he cannot last five years in solitary confinement. The lawyer accepts the bet and the story explores the psychological toll that isolation takes on the young man and the moral dilemma faced by the banker as he considers whether to pay the bet or let the lawyer leave. Other stories in the collection include "Ward No. 6," in which a doctor in a provincial mental asylum becomes disillusioned with his profession and begins to sympathize with his patients, and "The Lady with the Dog," which explores the themes of love, infidelity, and the search for meaning in life. Tchekhov's writing style is characterized by his attention to detail and his ability to create fully realized characters that reflect the complexities of human experience. Overall, "The Bet and Other Stories" is a thought-provoking and engaging collection of short stories that offers a glimpse into the human condition.

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Anton Tchekhov

Anton Tchekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian playwright, short story writer, and physician. Born in the town of Taganrog, Russia, he was the son of a grocer and the grandson of a serf. After his father went bankrupt, Tchekhov worked to support his family and eventually went on to study medicine at the University of Moscow. Tchekhov's literary career began with the publication of his first short stories in 1880. He soon gained a reputation for his realistic portrayals of everyday life in Russia, and his works were widely read and praised for their nuanced characters and naturalistic dialogue. Tchekhov is best known for his plays, such as "The Seagull","Uncle Vanya," and "The Cherry Orchard," which revolutionized the theater with their sparse staging and psychological complexity. His works explored the themes of human suffering, the fragility of happiness, and the complexities of human relationships. Despite his literary success, Tchekhov continued to practice medicine and cared for patients during the cholera epidemic of 1892. He died of tuberculosis in 1904 at the age of 44. Tchekhov's legacy as a writer and playwright has endured to the present day, and his works continue to be widely studied and performed around the world.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 136 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357489576
  • ISBN-13: 9789357489577
  • Item Weight: 163.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.89 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories,Fiction / Literary,Literary Criticism / Russian & Former Soviet Union