✓ Каштанка ✓ Download by õ Anton Chekhov A simple short story of a dog that looses one owner, and finds another, but will he stay with him or not It may not be Chekhov s best short story, but it is a good one just the same Where does a dog s loyalty lie, and why It may be a strange question, but it is a question that I think is quite central to this story view spoiler The second owner may look as if he is a better owner, and in many ways he does treat the dog better, but he always keeps him further away So maybe the ending shouldn t come as much of a surprise hide spoiler Beautiful illustrations and a very nice picture book with a story. Kashtanka, 1888 Ant n Ch jovKashtanka es un peque o perro, de apariencia m s bien zorruna, que una fr a y nevada noche se aleja de su due o perdi ndose y dando as paso a una trepidante aventura Estamos delante de una historia corta pero llena de valores y relatada des del punto de vista de un narrador un tanto peculiar, el mismo Kashtanka As podemos ver, a trav s de sus ojos, y por encima de todo, la lealtad que le profesa a su due o y a lo que primero conoci , en lo que lo inculcaron, a n siendo sus condiciones posteriores infinitamente mejores. . Its story about young and loyal dog After being lost Kashtanka the dog finds new home and owner who is kinder and caring to her than the previous one however when Kashatanka months later meets her old owner and his son she is happy to return to them adapted especially for young readersI hope it doesn t meant that view spoiler goose doesn t die hide spoiler I never expected a story about a dog, a cat and a gander to make me want to cry, but nevertheless it happened This is why I love Chekhov. Based On A New Translation And Adapted Especially For Young Readers, Kashtanka Is An Enchanting Introduction To The Work Of One Of The World S Foremost Authors Gennady Spirin S Award Winning Illustrations Bring New Life To This Adaptation Of Anton Chekhov S Charming Adventure Altogether, This Is A Beautifully Rendered, Thoroughly Appealing Title And Another Feather In Spirin S Already Crowded Cap School Library Journal This is a slightly odd book about a dog who gets lost and finds himself in a circus act Things come full circle at the end, though, when he s reunited with his carpenter owner And I love how at the end how it feels like he s been walking behind his master for so long and the time spent apart was just a dream A sweet story about a dog. A children s picture book POV s from the little doggie, Kashtanka, who gets lost and then taken in by a circus clown and his roomates pets employees an aloof cat, a babbling goose, and an earnest little piggie. . there s tragedy and comedy here, of courseillustrations by Gennady Spirin are great I want a copy of my own.
was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer Chekhov s grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841 He also taught himself to read and write Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov s mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant When I think back on my childhood, Chekhov recalled, it all seems quite gloomy to me His early years were shadowed by his father s tyranny, religious fanaticism, and long nights in the store, which was open from five in the morning till midnight He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog 1867 68 and Taganrog grammar school 1868 79 The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father s bankruptcy At the age of 16, Chekhov became independent and remained for some time alone in his native town, supporting himself through private tutoring.In 1879 Chekhov entered the Moscow University Medical School While in the school, he began to publish hundreds of comic short stories to support himself and his mother, sisters and brothers His publisher at this period was Nicholas Leikin, owner of the St Petersburg journal Oskolki splinters His subjects were silly social situations, marital problems, farcical encounters between husbands, wives, mistresses, and lovers, whims of young women, of whom Chekhov had not much knowledge the author was was shy with women even after his marriage His works appeared in St Petersburg daily papers, Peterburskaia gazeta from 1885, and Novoe vremia from 1886.Chekhov s first novel, Nenunzhaya pobeda 1882 , set in Hungary, parodied the novels of the popular Hungarian writer M r J kai As a politician J kai was also mocked for his ideological optimism By 1886 Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer His second full length novel, The Shooting Party, was translated into English in 1926 Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 1926.Chekhov graduated in 1884, and practiced medicine until 1892 In 1886 Chekhov met H.S Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St Petersburg daily Novoe vremya His friendship with Suvorin ended in 1898 because of his objections to the anti Dreyfus campaingn conducted by paper But during these years Chechov developed his concept of the dispassionate, non judgemental author He outlined his program in a letter to his brother Aleksandr 1 Absence of lengthy verbiage of political social economic nature 2 total objectivity 3 truthful descriptions of persons and objects 4 extreme brevity 5 audacity and originality flee the stereotype 6 compassion Chekhov s first book of stories 1886 was a success, and gradually he became a full time writer The author s refusal to join the ranks of social critics arose the wrath of liberal and radical intellitentsia and he was criticized for dealing with serious social and moral questions, but avoiding giving answers However, he was defended by such leading writers as Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Leskov I m not a liberal, or a conservative, or a gradualist, or a monk, or an indifferentist I should like to be a free artist and that s all Chekhov said in 1888.The failure of his play The Wood Demon 1889 and problems with his novel made Chekhov to withdraw from literature for a period In 1890 he travelled across Siberia to remote prison island, Sakhalin There he conducted a detailed census of some 10,000 convicts and settlers condemned to live their lives on that harsh island Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation It is probable that hard conditions on the island also weakened his own physical condition From this journey was born his famous travel book T