Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the Russian writer Anton Chekhov, who is considered one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."This book contains the following writings:Biographical: Letters of Anton Chekhov to his family and friends, translated by Constance Garnett.Short Stories: The Lady With The Little Dog; Ward No 6; A Joke; The Darling; Kashtanka; The Black Monk; In the ravine; My Life; At a country house; The death of a government clerk; The bet; Misery; The cooks wedding; An avenger; Oysters; A Blunder.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!