Anton Chekhov in British Modernism

The short stories and plays of the Russian author Anton Chekhov enjoyed tremendous popularity in Britain during the early modernist period. This comparison interrogates Chekhov’s presence in and influence on several modernist stories.

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Fraser’s “Lambeth Bridge” and Chekhov’s “Artists’ Wives”

Mansfield’s “Daughters of the Late Colonel” and Chekhov’s “A Dreary Story”

Lucas’s “Three Grotesques” and Chekhov’s “The Princess”

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Further Reading

“Intertextuality, Aesthetics, and the Digital: Rediscovering Chekhov in Early British Modernism”

How To Cite

Jacob, Sam. “Anton Chekhov in British Modernism.” (2019). Modernist Short Story Project,