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An Anonymous Story

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(4,567 Sterne; 15 Bewertungen)

In "An Anonymous Story," Chekhov continues to explore his favorite themes of superfluous men, ironic rakes, exploited women, and the dangers of social conventions to human happiness. The Anonymous Narrator is a feckless, would-be revolutionary who gets himself hired on as a flunky in the household of the young useless aristocrat Orlov, hoping to spy out some useful information for the Cause. Orlov seduces the beautiful Zinaida Fyodorovna away from her husband but quickly tires of her. The Narrator, another in the long line of Russian literary superfluous men, allows Orlov to use him to deceive Zinaida Fyodorovna, hating himself for it all the while. In the end he does his weak best to rescue the spurned mistress and her newborn child from their sufferings. Chekhov's subtle sympathy for the women victimized by conventional marriage is demonstrated in his narration of Zinaida Fyodorovna's tragic unraveling, ending in a masterful final chapter of heartbreaking ambiguity. (Summary by Expatriate) (2 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

10:12

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Chapter 02

4:39

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Chapter 03

13:46

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Chapter 04

11:52

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Chapter 05

13:05

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Chapter 06

16:03

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Chapter 07

7:18

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Chapter 08

6:49

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Chapter 09

7:38

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Chapter 10

11:00

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Chapter 11

14:00

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Chapter 12

9:04

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Chapter 13

6:42

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Chapter 14

7:52

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Chapter 15

10:09

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Chapter 16

3:38

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Chapter 17

13:35

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Chapter 18

10:49

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Bewertungen

Interesting. A simple, tale with plenty of "Russian" sentiment,.

(5 Sterne)