Anton Chekhov and his short story, “Overseasoned”

I’m re-reading Anton Chekhov at the moment, I got his “Selected Stories” for a couple of euro a while back so thought I would have a little look!


The first story is called “Overseasoned”. It is a sort of fable story. Its lesson is not to judge people on first appearance but going deeper, it is Chekhov and his estimation of the social classes in his time. There are some wonderful landscape descriptions of the lonely forest and a lot happens in the four pages it inhabits. It reads like an old story yet I found a modern update of it in a short film here. It is always reasuring when a writer’s stories can be transferred and worked on again in present day. Enjoy this. Very well done.

The short story by Chekhov can be read here for free.


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