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.