Literature The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories  

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List Rules Upvote the short stories written by author Anton Chekhov that you think are the greatest.

The absolute best Anton Chekhov short stories of all time, ranked by the community. This list has the most popular Anton Chekhov short stories. Chekhov was born in Taganrog, Russia in 1860. He is known for his plays as well as his short stories, and was also a practicing medical doctor throughout his literary career. His works often asked many more questions than they answered, and he was one of the first writers to use the stream-of-consciousness technique. What are the best Anton Chekhov short stories ever written?

This list features the absolute best and most famous Anton Chekhov short stories. The titles are listed based on the votes of the community and include "The Death of a Government Clerk," "The Chameleon," "Small Fry," "The Huntsman," and "A Living Chattel." Cast your votes for the best Chekhov short stories below and see where he ranks among the other best short story writers of all time.
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The Bet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1889

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73 17
The Lady with the Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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33 7
The Black Monk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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31 8
The Death of a Government Cler... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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29 10
Ward No. 6 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1892

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23 8
Misery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1886

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17 3
The Grasshopper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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15 5
The Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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11 2
The Bishop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1902

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11 2
A Living Chronology is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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11 2
Oysters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1884

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9 1
Sleepy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1888

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10 2
Rothschild's Violin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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12 4
The Chameleon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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13 5
About Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1898

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9 3
Van'ka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1886

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8 3
Small Fry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1885

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8 4
The Darling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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5 1
A Living Chattel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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5 2
Sergeant Prishibeyev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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4 1
A Malefactor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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3 0
Home is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1887

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3 1
The Petchenyeg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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3 1
At Christmas Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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4 3
Agafya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1886

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3 2
At the Mill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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3 2
Easter Eve is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1886

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2 1
Peasants is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1897

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2 1
On Official Duty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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2 1
Whitebrow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1895

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3 3
A Gentleman Friend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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2 2
The Siren is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1887

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2 2
Kashtanka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1887

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2 2
Ariadna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1895

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2 2
Grisha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1886

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2 2
The Requiem is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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The Teacher of Literature is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
The Teacher of Literature

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Anna on The Neck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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2 3
The Chorus Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories

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1 3
Anyuta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anton Chekhov Short Stories
1886