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Isbn: 978-87-2664-968-0
Publisher: Saga Egmont
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Accessible since: June 2023


The Lottery Ticket

And here comes the winning ticket! The numbers are... When Ivan Dmitritch reads the newspapes, he sees that the winning numbers from the lottery are very much the same as his wife’s ticket. They immediately start to daydream about all the things they can buy now and the life they are going to have from now on. And it is exactly because of this that they fail to notice the obvious problem. Enjoyable and amusing, "The Lottery Ticket" is one of those stories of Chekhov that can be grouped under the general "stories with a twist". A recommended read, by all means.

A prolific writer of seven plays, a novel and hundreds of short stories, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is considered one of the best practitioners of the short story genre in literature. True to life and painfully morbid with his miserable and realistic depictions of Russian everyday life, Chekhov’s characters drift between humour, melancholy, artistic ambition, and death. Some of his best-known works include the plays "Uncle Vanya", "The Seagull", and "The Cherry Orchard", where Chekhov dramatizes and portrays social and existential problems. His short stories unearth the mysterious beneath the ordinary situations, the failure and horror present in everyday life.

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