A Doctor's Visit
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THE Professor received a telegram from the Lyalikovs' factory; he was asked to come as quickly as possible. The daughter of some Madame Lyalikov, apparently the owner of the factory, was ill, and that was all that one could make out of the long, incoherent telegram. And the Professor did not go ...Back to top
Reviewed by ladydi on Feb 27, 2009
A Doctor's Visit was true remedy for this book lover.
I have read some of Chekhov's writings in the past, and enjoyed this story for the same reasons as the others. His character descriptions (though not necessarily spelled out exactly, but rather also derived by the reader from the setting and other characters and the situation within the story itself) are absolutely wonderful. I feel I know them both outwardly by appearance and inwardly by human qualities and structure. This is compelling to me and causes me to anxiously read on. If you want a concrete ending or solution, however, this is not the author for you. He doesn't exactly spell that out for you either. That's another reason I like his work. He makes you wonder and think a little. I think a room of people would come up with several different conclusions or summations, and they'd probably all be plausable. Exactly what did the author intend to convey with this story? That is the question with, I believe, many answers.
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