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Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Dave Courvoisier Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469091884

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When Ivan Dmitritch's wife, Masha, invests her money in the lottery, he can help but feel it is a foolish waste of timing. However, having read through the rest of the paper, he agrees to check the numbers for his wife at her request. To his astonishment, the series number of Masha's lottery ticket matches the winning series number. Without checking the rest of the number needed to win, both husband and wife quickly begin to fantasize about what they would do if they won the lottery. Their happy thoughts quickly turn to anger and hostility towards one another as they become greedy over the money. It is only then that Ivan consents to checking the final number to see whether or not their musings would come true. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer and playwright, considered by many to be one of the best writers of short stories in the history of literature. Chekhov was also a successful physician, but writing was his true passion. He was quoted as saying "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress."

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About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays, is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, thereby becoming the prominent representative of the late nineteenth-century Russian realist school. His early stream-of-consciousness style strongly influenced the literary world, including writers such as James Joyce.

About the Narrator

Dave Courvoisier is an accomplished news anchor. A graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he began his broadcasting career at KCCC radio in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and went on to work at television stations in Indiana, Montana, and North Carolina. He is currently a news anchor at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, and lives with his wife.