Short Stories by Anton Chekhov: About Truth, Freedom and Love


This application is recommended for ages 5+.

The third audio book in the series of Chekhov's Short Stories featuring a trilogy of interlinked stories about Truth, ...
See more details below

Enjoy on these NOOK devices

  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

$1.99 price

More About This Product


This application is recommended for ages 5+.

The third audio book in the series of Chekhov's Short Stories featuring a trilogy of interlinked stories about Truth, Freedom and Love. Read by Max Bollinger in English (unabridged). The App comes with fully featured audio player and audio book content supplied inside the App.

Stories in This Audio Trilogy

01 About Truth
02 About Freedom
03 About Love

Chekhov dedicated considerable amount of time writing the 3 stories in this trilogy and was very particular about his intention to release them as once piece. This is evident from his correspondence with his publisher. But his wishes were ignored during his lifetime and the first story had been published separately. The story received colossal amount of attention from both professional critics and general public and resonated so strongly that readers were compelled to write long letters to Chekhov (in some cases over 20 pages in length) praising him for being so truthful, for enlightening and reflecting the reality of their lives. Many prominent critics of the time such as Lyatsky attacked Chekhov for attempting to generalise "life in a bubble" which he claimed was more of a pathological exception than a rule. Lyatsky also accused Chekhov of only showing the dreadful sides of life and never providing the reader with an answer of how to improve it.

Leo Tolstoy disagreed with Lyatsky after reading the second story. "Happiness does not exist and should not exist. And if there is purpose in life, this purpose should not be our personal happiness, it should be about something more intelligent, something more divine", from Tolstoy's letter to Gusev (1910).

The third story, About Love, concludes the trilogy, but Chekhov's initial thoughts were to produce another sequel. The forth story never materialised however. The relationship described in the third story was based on Chekhov's own relationship with Miss Avilova who upon publication of this story compared Chekhov with "busy bee who flies about and is happy to collect honey from just about anything on its way". Chekhov quickly responded to Miss Avilova,"You are being unkind towards your busy bee. The bee first sees bright beautiful flowers and only then collects honey from them".

Scanned by AVG.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940147185629
  • Publisher: Sovereign Classic
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.0
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 41 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL:
    • Email:

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously