‘Checkin Off the Chekhov Shorts’ Challenge

Checkin Off the Chekhov Short logoI couldn’t resist it. I discovered James Rusk’s outstanding digitised collection of 201 Chekhov short stories and I instantly saw a personal challenge waiting to be snapped up.

I’ve only just started reading Chekhov, after beginning my other short story reading challenge 100 Shots of Short but he’s already become an incredibly important writer to me – very soul nurturing.

This challenge is straightforward enough – I read all 201 of Chekhov’s shorts, in the order they are presented. No time limit – just as and when. You can keep track of my progress in the sprawling table below where each story is listed, together with date read, rating and a link to a little micro-review for each one.

If anyone else wants to take up the ‘Checkin Off the Checkov Shorts’ challenge then I’d be delighted if you did. You’re welcome to take my challenge graphic (300px, 150px, 75px) and if you want to give a note of your own challenge page, I’ll gladly link to it.

If you have any thoughts on this challenge or any of Chekhov’s short stories, (or if you just want to ‘chat Chekhov’  then drop a comment at the end of this page.

CodeTitleDate ReadRatingReview
C001A Living Chattel01-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C002Joy02-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C003At the Barber's03-10-084/5[afterthoughts]
C004An Enigmatic Nature03-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C005A Classical Student04-10-082/5[afterthoughts]
C006The Death of a Government Clerk04-10-084/5[afterthoughts]
C007The Trousseau05-10-084/5[afterthoughts]
C008A Daughter of Albion06-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C009An Inquiry07-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C010Fat and Thin08-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C011A Tragic Actor09-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C012The Bird Market12-10-083.5/5[afterthoughts]
C013A Slander14-10-085/5[afterthoughts]
C014The Swedish Match23-10-084/5[afterthoughts]
C015Choristers30-10-082.5/5[afterthoughts]
C016The Album29-10-083/5[afterthoughts]
C017Minds in Ferment09-11-084/5[afterthoughts]
C018A Chameleon09-11-085/5[afterthoughts]
C019In the Graveyard17-11-083.5/5[afterthoughts]
C020Oysters17-11-084/5[afterthoughts]
C021The Marshal's Widow25-11-085/5[afterthoughts]
C022Small Fry19-12-083/5[afterthoughts]
C023In an Hotel13-01-094/5[afterthoughts]
C024Boots15-01-094.5/5[afterthoughts]
C025Nerves19-01-095/5[afterthoughts]
C026A Country Cottage23-01-094/5[afterthoughts]
C027Malingerers12-02-094/5[afterthoughts]
C028The Fish18-02-095/5[afterthoughts]
C029Gone Astray23-02-093.5/5[afterthoughts]
C030The Huntsman01-03-093/5[afterthoughts]
C031A Malefactor11-03-092/5[afterthoughts]
C032The Head of the Family22-03-093.5/5[afterthoughts]
C033A Dead Body26-03-092/5[afterthoughts]
C034The Cook's Wedding10-04-093/5[afterthoughts]
C035In a Strange Land16-04-095/5[afterthoughts]
C036Overdoing It01-05-094.5/5[afterthoughts]
C037Old Age20-05-093.5/5[afterthoughts]
C038Sorrow07-06-093/5[afterthoughts]
C039Oh! the Public!18-08-094.5/5[afterthoughts]
C040Mari d'Elle18-08-094/5[afterthoughts]
C041The Looking-Glass24-08-092.5/5[afterthoughts]
C042Art04-01-173.5/5[afterthoughts]
C043A Blunder11-01-104/5[afterthoughts]
C044Children11-01-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C045Misery19-01-103/5[afterthoughts]
C046An Upheaval19-01-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C047An Actor's End26-01-103/5[afterthoughts]
C048The Requiem26-01-104/5[afterthoughts]
C049Anyuta02-02-103/5[afterthoughts]
C050Ivan Matveyitch02-02-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C051The Witch04-01-173/5[afterthoughts]
C052A Story Without End
C053A Joke16-02-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C054Agafya16-02-103/5[afterthoughts]
C055A Nightmare09-03-104/5[afterthoughts]
C056Grisha09-03-105/5[afterthoughts]
C057Love
C058Easter Eve
C059Ladies13-04-103/5[afterthoughts]
C060 Strong Impressions13-04-104/5[afterthoughts]
C061A Gentleman Friend20-04-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C062A Happy Man20-04-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C063The Privy Councillor27-04-104/5[afterthoughts]
C064A Day in the Country27-04-103/5[afterthoughts]
C065At a Summer Villa04-05-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C066Panic Fears04-05-102.5/5[afterthoughts]
C067The Chemist's Wife11-05-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C068Not Wanted11-05-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C069The Chorus Girl18-05-103/5[afterthoughts]
C070The Schoolmaster18-05-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C071A Troublesome Visitor26-05-104/5[afterthoughts]
C072The Husband26-05-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C073A Misfortune01-06-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C074A Pink Stocking01-06-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C075Martyrs19-10-104/5[afterthoughts]
C076The First-Class Passenger19-10-104.5/5[afterthoughts]
C077Talent23-11-103.5/5[afterthoughts]
C078The Dependents23-11-104/5[afterthoughts]
C079The Jeune Premier11-01-113.5/5[afterthoughts]
C080In the Dark11-01-114/5[afterthoughts]
C081A Trivial Incident06-08-114/5[afterthoughts]
C082A Tripping Tongue06-08-113/5[afterthoughts]
C083A Trifle from Life13-09-114/5[afterthoughts]
C084Difficult People13-09-114.5/5[afterthoughts]
C085In the Court20-09-113/5[afterthoughts]
C086A Peculiar Man20-09-113.5/5[afterthoughts]
C087Mire07-02-123.5/5[afterthoughts]
C088Dreams07-02-123.5/5[afterthoughts]
C089Hush!21-02-124/5[afterthoughts]
C090Excellent People21-02-122.5/5[afterthoughts]
C091An Incident26-06-123.5/5[afterthoughts]
C092The Orator26-06-123/5[afterthoughts]
C093A Work of Art
C094Who Was To Blame?
C095Vanka16-03-103/5[afterthoughts]
C096On the Road12-02-133/5[afterthoughts]
C097Champagne12-02-133/5[afterthoughts]
C098Frost11-06-132/5[afterthoughts]
C099The Beggar11-06-134/5[afterthoughts]
C100Enemies19-11-133.5/5[afterthoughts]
C101Darkness19-11-132.5/5[afterthoughts]
C102Polinka11-04-173.5/5[afterthoughts]
C103Drunk11-04-173/5[afterthoughts]
C104An Inadvertence
C105Verotcha
C106Shrove Tuesday
C107A Defenceless Creature
C108A Bad Business
C109Home
C110The Lottery Ticket
C111Too Early!
C112Typhus
C113In Passion Week
C114A Mystery
C115The Cossack
C116The Letter
C117An Adventure
C118The Examining Magistrate
C119Aborigines
C120Volodya
C121Happiness
C122Bad Weather
C123A Play
C124A Transgression
C125From the Diary of a Violent-Tempered Man
C126Uprooted
C127A Father
C128A Happy Ending
C129In the Coach-House
C130Zinotchka
C131The Doctor
C132The Pipe
C133An Avenger
C134The Post
C135The Runaway
C136A Problem
C137The Old House
C138The Cattle Dealers
C139Expensive Lessons
C140The Lion and the Sun
C141In Trouble
C142The Kiss
C143Boys
C144Kashtanka
C145A Lady's Story
C146A Story Without a Title
C147Sleepy16-03-104/5[afterthoughts]
C148The Steppe
C149Lights
C150The Beauties
C151The Party
C152A Nervous Breakdown
C153The Shoemaker and the Devil
C154The Bet
C155The Princess
C156A Dreary Story
C157The Horse-Stealers
C158Gusev
C159Peasant Wives
C160The Duel
C161The Wife
C162The Grasshopper
C163After the Theatre
C164In Exile
C165Neighbours
C166Ward No. 6
C167Terror
C168An Anonymous Story
C169The Two Volodyas
C170The Black Monk
C171A Woman's Kingdom
C172Rothschild's Fiddle
C173The Student
C174The Teacher of Literature
C175At a Country House
C176The Head Gardener's Story
C177Three Years
C178The Helpmate
C179Whitebrow
C180'Anna on the Neck'
C181The Murder
C182Ariadne
C183An Artist's Story
C184My Life
C185Peasants
C186The Petchenyeg
C187At Home
C188The Schoolmistress
C189The Man in a Case
C190Gooseberries
C191About Love
C192Ionitch
C193A Doctor's Visit
C194The Darling
C195The New Villa
C196On Official Duty
C197The Lady with a Dog
C198At Christmas Time
C199In the Ravine
C200The Bishop
C201Betrothed