Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces: Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard.
August 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. On My Bookshelf by Joseph Fiennes... The short stories of Anton Chekhov are continual reading for me and can be tuned into any time. They are beautiful observations of character and emotion with a glimpse of humanity from another age and time.