“Chekhov Shorts”: An Enigmatic Nature

Title: An Enigmatic Nature
Date Read: 03 October 2008
Word Count: 880
Briefly: A woman on a train reveals a motive for marriage, other than love.
Afterthoughts: Simple, straightforward story with another typical comedic ending from Chekhov. There’s interesting reference in this story to another Russian literary great – Dostoevsky.
Notable Quote: There were moments — terrible moments — but I was kept up by the thought that from day to day the old man might die, that then I would begin to live as I liked, to give myself to the man I adore — be happy

Rating: ★★★☆☆

*Story read as part of my Checking Off The Chekhov Shorts reading challenge.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).