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A Blunder. Anton Chekhov. ILYA SERGEITCH PEPLOV and his wife Kleopatra Petrovna were standing at the door, listening greedily. On the other side in the. Today’s story is a short one only words! stories/html. Travis Review: We have four characters in. This rather gorgeous volume is our latest Pushkin Collection edition title, containing Anton Chekhov’s best short stories, all newly translated.

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Good short story that shows respectful marriage that is joined by literature. The reader is given more of an insight into how Ilya feels than how Natashenka might feel knowing that Shchupkin is not going to marry her.

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Ghozlene Boukhenaf rated it liked it Oct 19, However, based on the reaction of the daughter and the actions of Shchupkin, I suspect the conversation had little to do with an chekhvo of a proposal and more to do with fulfillment of consensual lustful pursuits. Published first published January 11th Like Steve mentions below, there are a lot of references to writers and naton.

Why would he suddenly be bashful, especially given how foward he has been up to now in the story? The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father’s bankruptcy. Oh, you are taking from me my only treasure! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Chekhov graduated inand practiced medicine until I think it is Constance Garnett. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Shchupkin jumped up, and making sheepish eyes, bent over the fat little hand that smelt of egg soap.


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Is that the ikon? It would appear that Shchupkin is looking for a physical relationship with Natashenka blundr being hindered by marriage. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Kleopatra, give me the ikon. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. However, he was defended by such leading writers as Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Leskov.

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Dawnstream rated it liked it Jul 10, Your email address will not be published. Unlike Natashenka who is excited about the prospect of marrying Shchupkin. I arranged my thoughts on this short story into a haiku: They interpret this as the first step in a proposal and hastily enter the room.

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Just a moment while we sign you atnon to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? How can you teach writing if you write so badly yourself? On one hand you have Ilya and Kleopatra adhering to traditional values while Shchupkin is different and will only adhere to tradition should he have no other option.


Ilya and Kleopatra have also relied on tradition in an attempt to marry their daughter off to a suitor whose intentions may not be as pure bkunder the love that Natashenka feels. It goes beyond the usual lament of a big-pimping playa that marriage is a loss of liberation: William rated it liked it Mar 19, Petersburg journal Oskolki splinters.

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A Blunder by Anton Chekhov

The main focus at the end of the story remains on Ilya and Kleopatra rather than on Natashenka. Both Ilya and Kleopatra wish for their daughter Natashenka to be married. He knows he is now under no obligation to marry Natashenka which suggests that from the beginning of the story Shchupkin had no real intention of marrying Natashenka. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.