Anton Chekhov

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Does anyone know the biography of Anton Chekhov?

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Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860, he grew up working in his father's store, and worked hard as a child, being obedient and to his family.  He started writing at age 17, was an excellent student who graduated from high school and went on to study medicine at the University of Moscow.

He published his first story in 1880 in a Moscow magazine, becoming one of the most beloved short story writers in Russia.

"His audience demanded laughter above all things, and, with his deep sense of the ridiculous, Chekhov asked nothing better. His stories, though often based on themes profoundly tragic, are penetrated by the light and subtle satire that has won...

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