The Lady with the Dog
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Banker and bourgeois family man Dmitriy Gurov has a roving eye and is always on the lookout for his next conquest in Anton Chekhov’s 1899 story The Lady with the Dog. On holiday one year, he meets a young woman, Anna Sergeyevna, who likes to wander the shore with her pet dog. Anna is married, but her husband has not accompanied her on holiday. Taking a chance on the attraction they feel for one another, she and Dmitriy embark on a passionate affair. Once home, Dmitriy assumes that Anna will become just another entry on his long list of past mistresses. However, there is something about Anna that keeps her memory alive in Dmitriy’s mind, so much so that he resolves to find her again. A real romantic page-turner, The Lady with the Dog is a tale of physical passion strong enough to dramatically change the course of two people’s lives.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
IIT was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front: a lady with a little dog. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an interest in new arrivals. Sitting in Verney's pavilion, he saw, walking on the sea-front, ...Back to top
Reviewed by Phoon on Jul 7, 2011
Reviewed by Ratz_19 on Mar 28, 2011
The Lady with the Dog
Some of the most blatant truths come to life in this story. Not only does it make one realize how life turns out, but it also makes us think of how small we all are with LIFE as our opponent.
"Gurov thought how in reality everything is beautiful in this world when one reflects: everything except what we think or do ourselves when we forget our human dignity and the higher aims of our existence."
This is proof enough.
Reviewed by bkomdat on Mar 12, 2009
easy chekhov read
Well, it was worth the time, which wasn't much, and it was interesting to a point, and had me trying to decide throughout whether I liked either character very much. I reread some of his frank perspective on their relationship and on himself and appreciated the simple honesty there.
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