Three Years


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Laptev, the rich but unattractive scion of a merchant, renounces his independent-minded, intelligent, devoted, but equally unattractive mistress Polina in order to marry the beautiful young gold-digger Yulia. Their life together quickly deteriorates into a loveless agony, Laptev seeking some sort of meaning in his life while Yulia whiles away her youth with the sparkling young Moscow social scene. The compelling question of the story is whether or not Laptev and Yulia can redeem something of lasting value from what seems to be a hopelessly empty relationship. Here Chekhov again explores the subtle dilemmas of modern conventional marriage and its effects, both positive and negative, on the hapless humans caught up in it. (summary by Expatriate) (3 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 26:09 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 02 9:20 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 03 9:20 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 04 14:56 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 05 14:48 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 06 7:36 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 07 15:14 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 08 6:59 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 09 11:06 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 10 17:10 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 11 9:58 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 12 6:58 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 13 12:00 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 14 11:54 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 15 13:56 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 16 8:18 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 17 11:40 Read by Expatriate