List of short stories by Anton Chekhov

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The following is an incomplete list of short stories and sketches by Anton Chekhov that are available in English. Lists of plays, novellas, and nonfiction by Chekhov can be found at: Anton Chekhov bibliography.

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Title [alternative title(s)] Russian publication Original title
Elements Most Often Found in Novels, Short Stories, etc. 9 March 1880 Что чаще всего встречается в романах, повестях и т. п.
Artists' Wives 7 December 1880 Жены артистов
The Trial October 1881 Суд
On the Train October? 1881 В вагоне
This and That: Four Vignettes October? 1881 И то и сё – Поэзия и проза
Sarah Bernhardt Comes to Town December 1881 И то и сё – Письма и телеграммы
Questions Posed by a Mad Mathematician February? 1882 Задачи сумасшедшего математика
Supplementary Questions for the Statistical Census, Submitted by Antosha Chekhonte February? 1882 Дополнительные вопросы к личным картам статистической переписи, предлагаемые Антошей Чехонте
Confession, or Olya, Zhenya, Zoya March? 1882 Исповедь, или Оля, Женя, Зоя
Village Doctors 18 June 1882 Сельские эскулапы
A Living Chattel August 1882 Живой товар
Late-blooming Flowers October-November 1882 Цветы запоздалые
An Unsuccessful Visit 22 November 1882 Неудачный визит
Life as a Series of Questions and Exclamations December? 1882 Жизнь в вопросах и восклицаниях
Bibliography 16 January 1883 Библиография
A Hypnotic Seance [A Seance] 24 January 1883 На магнетическом сеансе
Rapture Joy January 1883 Радость
A Lawyer's Romance: A Protocol 5 February 1883 Роман адвоката
At the Barber's 7 February 1883 В цирульне
Advice 12 February 1883 Совет
The Cross 12 February 1883 Крест
Questions and Answers 12 February 1883 Вопросы и ответы
The Collection 18 February 1883 Коллекция
An Incident at Law 17 March 1883 Случай из судебной практики
An Enigmatic Nature 19 March 1883 Загадочная натура
America in Rostov on the Don 21 March 1883 Америка в Ростове-на-Дону
Heights 9 April 1883 Обер-верхи
A Classical Student 7 May 1883 Случай с классиком
The Cat 14 May 1883 Кот
How I Came to Be Lawfully Wed 11 June 1883 О там, как я в законный брак вступил
Mr. Gulevich, Writer, and the Drowned Man [one half of Something [Кое-что]] June 1883 Г-н Гулевич (автор) и утопленник
The Potato and the Tenor [one half of Something [Кое-что]] June 1883 Картофель и тенор
The Death of a Civil Servant The Death of a Government Clerk 2 July 1883 Смерть чиновника
Goat or Scoundrel? 23 July 1883 Козел или негодяй
The Daughter of Albion A Daughter of Albion 13 August 1883 Дочь Альбиона
The Trousseau August? 1883 Приданое
An Inquiry 3 September 1883 Справка
The Fool, or The Retired Sea Captain 17 September 1883 Дура, или Капитан в отставке
Mayonnaise 17 September 1883 Майонез
In Autumn September? 1883 Осенью
Fat and Thin [Lean and Fat] 1 October 1883 Толстый и тонкий
The Grateful German 1 October 1883 Признательный немец
A Tragic Actor [A Tragic Role] 8 October 1883 Трагик
A Sign of the Times 22 October 1883 Знамение времени
At Sea 29 October 1883 В море
From the Diary of a Young Girl 29 October 1883 Из дневника одной девицы
The Stationmaster 5 November 1883 Начальник станции
A Slander [The Slanderer] 12 November 1883 Клевета
The Bird Market November? 1883 В Москве на Трубной площади
A New Illness and an Old Cure 1883? Новая болезнь и старое средство
The Decoration 14 January 1884 Орден (?)
A Woman's Revenge 2 February 1884 Месть женщины
O Women, Women! 15 February 1884 О женщины, женщины!
Choristers 25 February 1884 Певчие
The Complaints Book 10 March 1884 Жалобная книга
Two Letters 10 March 1884 Два письма
Perpetuum Mobile 17 March 1884 Perpetuum Mobile
Reading 24 March 1884 Чтение
The Album 5 May 1884 Альбом
Minds in Ferment 16 June 1884 Брожение умов
Surgery [The Dental Surgeon] 11 August 1884 Хирургия
The Chameleon 8 September 1884 Хамелеон
After the Fair 13 September 1884 Ярмарочное «итого»
What Is To Be Done? 22 September 1884 Надлежащие меры
In the Graveyard 6 October 1884 На кладбище
A Dissertation on Drama 3 November 1884 О драме
At the Patient's Bedside [At the Sickbed] 1 December 1884 У постели больного
Oysters December 1884 Устрицы
The Swedish Match [The Safety Match] 1884 Шведская спичка
The Marshal’s Widow 9 February 1885 У предводительши
At the Bathhouse 9 March 1885 В бане
Small Fry 23 March 1885 Мелюзга
In an Hotel [In a Hotel] 18 May 1885 В номерах
Boots 3 June 1885 Сапоги
Nerves 8 June 1885 Нервы
A Country Cottage 15 June 1885 Дачники
Trickery: An Extremely Ancient Joke 22 June 1885 Надул
Malingerers 29 June 1885 Симулянты
My Love June 1885 Моя «она»
The Fish 1 July 1885 Налим
At the Pharmacy 6 July 1885 В аптеке
A Horsey Name 7 July 1885 Лошадиная фамилия
Gone Astray 15 July 1885 Заблудшие
The Huntsman 18 July 1885 Егерь
A Prelude to a Marriage 20 July 1885 Необходимое предисловие
The Malefactor A Malefactor / The Culprit] 24 July 1885 Злоумышленник
A Man of Ideas 10 August 1885 Мыслитель
The Head of the Family 26 August 1885 Отец семейства
Advertisement August 1885 Реклама
A Dead Body 9 September 1885 Мертвое тело
Women's Good Fortune 14 September 1885 Женское счастье
The Cook’s Wedding 16 September 1885 Кухарка женится
Sergeant Prishibeyev 5 October 1885 Унтер Пришибеев
In a Strange Land 12 October 1885 На чужбине
To Cure a Drinking Bout [A Cure for Drinking] 26 October 1885 Средство от запоя
Doctor's Advice October? 1885 Врачебные советы
The Writer 11 November 1885 Писатель
Overdoing It [Overseasoned] 16 November 1885 Пересолил
Old Age 23 November 1885 Старость
Sorrow [Grief / Misery / Woe] 25 November 1885 Горе
Oh! The Public! 30 November 1885 Ну, публика!
Marriage in 10-15 Years' Time November? 1885 Брак через 10-15 лет.
My Talk with Edison Tchekov and Edison 7 December 1885 Моя беседа с Эдисоном
Murder Will Out 14 December 1885 Шила в мешке не утаишь (?)
Mari d’Elle [Her Husband] 18 December 1885 Mari d'Elle
The Looking Glass 30 December 1885 Зеркало
Art 6 January 1886 Художество
A Blunder [Foiled!] 11 January 1886 Неудача
Children [Kids] 20 January 1886 Детвора
Misery 27 January 1886 Тоска
An Upheaval 3 February 1886 Переполох
An Actor's End [Death of an Actor] 10 February 1886 Актерская гибель
The Requiem 15 February 1886 Панихида
Bliny 19 February 1886 Блины
Anyuta 22 February 1886 Анюта
On Mortality: A Carnival Tale 22 February 1886 О бренности
Ivan Matveyich 3 March 1886 Иван Матвеич
The Witch 8 March 1886 Ведьма
A Story Without an End 10 March 1886 Рассказ без конца
The Little Joke A Joke 12 March 1886 Шуточка
Agafya [Agatha] 15 March 1886 Агафья
A Nightmare 29 March 1886 Кошмар
Grisha 5 April 1886 Гриша
Love 7 April 1886 Любовь
Easter Night Easter Eve / The Night Before Easter / On Easter Eve] 13 April 1886 Святою ночью
Ladies 19 April 1886 Дамы
Strong Impressions 21 April 1886 Сильные ощущения
A Gentleman Friend 3 May 1886 Знакомый мужчина
A Happy Man 5 May 1886 Счастливчик
The Privy Councillor 6 May 1886 Тайный советник
A Day in the Country 19 May 1886 День за городом
At a Summer Villa 25 May 1886 На даче
Romance with Double-Bass 7 June 1886 Роман с контрабасом
Panic Fears 16 June 1886 Страхи
The Chemist's Wife 21 June 1886 Аптекарша
Not Wanted 23 June 1886 Лишние люди
A Serious Step 28 June 1886 Серьёзный шаг
The Chorus Girl 5 July 1886 Хористка
A Glossary of Terms for Young Ladies 12 July 1886 Словотолкователь для «барышень»
The Schoolmaster 12 July 1886 Учитель
A Troublesome Visitor [A Troublesome Guest] 14 July 1886 Беспокойный гость
The Husband 9 August 1886 Муж
A Misfortune [A Calamity] 16 August 1886 Несчастье
A Pink Stocking 16 August 1886 Розовый чулок
Martyrs 18 August 1886 Страдальцы
The First-class Passenger 23 August 1886 Пассажир 1-го класса
Talent 6 September 1886 Талант
The Dependents 8 September 1886 Нахлебники
The Jeune Premier 13 September 1886 Первый любовник
In the Dark 15 September 1886 В потемках
A Trivial Incident 20 September 1886 Пустой случай
A Tripping Tongue 27 September 1886 Длинный язык
A Trifle from Life 29 September 1886 Житейская мелочь
Difficult People 7 October 1886 Тяжелые люди
In the Court 11 October 1886 В суде
Revenge 11 October 1886 Месть
A Peculiar Man 25 October 1886 Необыкновенный
Mire 29 October 1886 Тина
A Dreadful Night 3 November 1886 Недобрая ночь
Calchas (later adapted into the play Swansong) 10 November 1886 Калхас
Dreams [Daydreams] 15 November 1886 Мечты
Hush! 15 November 1886 Тссс!
Excellent People 22 November 1886 Хорошие люди
An Incident 24 November 1886 Событие
The Orator 29 November 1886 Оратор
The Objet d’Art A Work of Art 13 December 1886 Произведение искусства
Who Was to Blame? 20 December 1886 Кто виноват?
On the Road 25 December 1886 На пути
Vanka 25 December 1886 Ванька
Champagne (A Wayfarer's Story) 5 January 1887 Шампанское (рассказ проходимца)
Frost 12 January 1887 Мороз
The Beggar 19 January 1887 Нищий
Enemies 20 January 1887 Враги
The Good German 24 January 1887 Добрый немец
Darkness 26 January 1887 Темнота
Polinka 2 February 1887 Полинька
Drunk 9 February 1887 Пьяные
An Inadvertence [A Rash Thing to Do] 21 February 1887 Неосторожность
Verochka Verotchka 21 February 1887 Верочка
Shrove Tuesday 23 February 1887 Накануне поста
A Defenceless Creature 28 February 1887 Беззащитное существо
A Bad Business 2 March 1887 Недоброе дело
Home [At Home] 7 March 1887 Дома
The Lottery Ticket 9 March 1887 Выигрышный билет
Too Early! 16 March 1887 Рано!
Typhus 23 March 1887 Тиф
In Passion Week 30 March 1887 На страстной неделе
A Mystery 11 April 1887 Тайна
The Cossack 13 April 1887 Казак
The Letter 18 April 1887 Письмо
An Adventure 4 May 1887 Происшествие
The Examining Magistrate 11 May 1887 Следователь
Aborigines 18 May 1887 Обыватели
Volodya 1 June 1887 Володя
Happiness [Fortune] 6 June 1887 Счастье
Bad Weather 8 June 1887 Ненастье
A Drama A Play 13 June 1887 Драма
First Aid 22 June 1887 Скорая помощь
A Transgression 4 July 1887 Беззаконие
Notes from the Journal of a Quick-Tempered Man From the Diary of a Violent-tempered Man 5 July 1887 Из записок вспыльчивого человека
Uprooted 14 July 1887 Перекати-поле
A Father 20 July 1887 Отец
A Happy Ending 25 July 1887 Хороший конец
In the Coach-house 3 August 1887 В сарае
Zinotchka 10 August 1887 Зиночка
The Doctor 17 August 1887 Доктор
The Reed-Pipe The Pipe 29 August 1887 Свирель
An Avenger 12 September 1887 Мститель
The Post 14 September 1887 Почта
The Runaway 28 September 1887 Беглец
A Problem 19 October 1887 Задача
Intrigues 24 October 1887 Интриги
The Old House 29 October 1887 Старый дом
The Cattle-Dealers Oct-Nov/1887 Холодная кровь
Expensive Lessons 9 November 1887 Дорогие уроки
The Lion and The Sun (Text) 5 December 1887 Лев и Солнце
In Trouble [A Misfortune] 7 December 1887 Беда
The Kiss 15 December 1887 Поцелуй
Boys 21 December 1887 Мальчики
Kashtanka 25 December 1887 Каштанка
A Lady’s Story [Natalia Vladimirovna] 25 December 1887 Рассказ госпожи NN
A Story Without a Title 1 January 1888 Без заглавия
Let Me Sleep Sleepy 25 January 1888 Спать хочется
The Steppe (The Story of a Journey) (novella) February? 1888 Степь (История одной поездки)
Lights May? 1888 Огни
An Awkward Business 3 June 1888 Неприятность
The Beauties 21 September 1888 Красавицы
The Party [The Name-day Party] October? 1888 Именины
The Cobbler and the Devil The Shoemaker and the Devil 25 December 1888 Сапожник и нечистая сила
The Bet 01/01/1889 Пари
The Princess 26 March 1889 Княгиня
A Forced Declaration [No Comment] 22 April 1889 Вынужденное заявление
A Dreary Story [A Boring Story / A Dull Story] November 1889 Скучная история
The Teacher of Literature [The Russian Teacher] 28 November 1889 Учитель словесности
A Nervous Breakdown [The Seizure / An Attack of Nerves] 1889 Припадок
Thieves The Horse Stealers / Robbers] 1 April 1890 Воры
Gusev Goussiev 25 December 1890 Гусев
Peasant Woman Peasant Wives 25 June 1891 Бабы
The Duel (novella) October-November/1891 Дуэль
My Wife The Wife January 1892 Жена
The Butterfly The Grasshopper / The Fidget] January 1892 Попрыгунья
After the Theatre 7 April 1892 После театра
Fragment 18 April 1892 Отрывок
The Story of a Commercial Venture 2 May 1892 История одного торгового предприятия
In Exile 9 May 1892 В ссылке
From a Retired Teacher’s Notebook [From a Retired Teacher's Diary] 23 May 1892 Из записной книжки старого педагога
A Fishy Affair 13 June 1892 Рыбья любовь
Terror [Fear] 25 December 1892 Страх
Neighbours 1892 Соседи
Ward Number Six Ward No. 6 / Ward 6] (novella) 1892 Палата № 6
The Two Volodyas 28 December 1893 Володя большой и Володя маленький
An Anonymous Story [The Story of a Nobody] 1893 Рассказ неивестного человека
The Black Monk January 1894 Чёрный монах
Rothschild's Violin Rothschild's Fiddle 6 February 1894 Скрипка Ротшильда
The Student 15 April 1894 Студент
At a Country House 28 August 1894 В усадьбе
The Head Gardener's Story 25 December 1894 Рассказ старшего садовинка
A Woman's Kingdom 1894 Бабье царство
Anna on the Neck [The Order of St. Anne] 22 October 1895 Анна на шее
Whitebrow [Patch] October? 1895 Белолoбый
Ariadne 1895 Ариадна
His Wife The Helpmate 1895 Супруга
Murder The Murder 1895 Убийство
Three Years (novella) 1895 Три года
An Artist’s Story The House with the Mezzanine 1896 Дом с мезонином
My Life (novella) October-December 1896 Моя жизнь
Peasants August? 1897 Мужики
The Savage [The Petcheneg / The Petchenyeg 2 November 1897 Печенег
At Home [Home] 16 November 1897 В родном углу
In the Cart The Schoolmistress 21 December 1897 На подводе
All Friends Together [A Visit to Friends / With Friends] February 1898 У знакомых
Ionitch [Ionych / Doctor Startsev] September 1898 Ионыч
(The Little Trilogy) A Hard Case The Man in the Case / The Encased Man / The Man in the Shell] 1898 Человек в футляре
(The Little Trilogy) Gooseberries 1898 Крыжовник
(The Little Trilogy) Concerning Love About Love 1898 О любви
A Case History [A Medical Case / A Doctor's Visit 1898 Случай из практики
The Darling 3 January 1899 Душечка
The New Villa 3 January 1899 Новая дача
On Official Duty [On Official Business / On Duty] 1899 По делам службы
The Lady with the Dog [Lady with a Lapdog / The Lady with the Toy Dog 1899 Дама с собачкой
At Christmas Time 1 January 1900 На святках
In the Hollow In the Ravine / In the Gully] January? 1900 В овраге
The Bishop 1902 Архиерей
A Marriageable Girl [The Fiancée / Betrothed / The Bride] November? 1903 Невеста

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