Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is universally regarded as an all-time master of the short story form. "Ward No. 6" is generally considered to be one of his masterpieces.
"In Ward No. 6, which no one should read late at night, Chekhov has given us a picture of an insane asylum, which, if the conditions there depicted are true to life, would indicate that some parts of Russia have not advanced one step since Gogol wrote Revizor... The fear of death, which to an intensely intellectual people like the Russians is an obsession of terror, is analysed in many forms by Chekhov." - Literary critic William Lyon Phelps
One of Chekhov's "masterpieces, a fable of the situation of the frustrated intellectuals of Russia." - Literary critic Edmund Wilson
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This story has been translated by Constance Garnett, and the translation and the text of the story are in the public domain.
Chapter 0Duração: 10s
Chapter 1Duração: 10s
Chapter 1 Part 1Duração: 01h30min
Chapter 2 Part 1Duração: 57min
Chapter 3 Part 2Duração: 24s