Tag: peasants

#185 The Peasants

Please find today’s 13,095 word long short story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/185.htm Travis review In today’s story Nikolay, Olga and readers learn through a harsh, crash course about the squalid lifestyle of the peasantry. Chekhov does a great a job in putting Nikolay and his family into a situation where they cannot turn back. Penniless they left Moscow... Read More »

#159 Peasant Wives

Find today’s 5840 word story here:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/159.htm Travis Review:  I’m not sure if this would be considered an example of history repeating itself or how the repetitive nature of circumstance causes similar reactions. Chekhov sets up the tale with two powerful men talking. Dyudya is a local peasant who has become prosperous and Matvey Savitch is merchant... Read More »

#155 The Princess

Find today’s 4853 word story here:  http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/155.htm. Travis review In the “A Problem” Chekhov dealt with a spoiled aristocrat who felt entitled to exploit his uncles’ credit, but he knew he was bad or a criminal as he calls himself. In this story, we have a princess who believes she is a good person and cannot... Read More »

#148 The Steppe (The Story of a Journey)

Today’s novella comes in at 39,155 words. http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/148.htm Travis review: This review took longer to come out than others. Not only was I traveling over the weekend (and have 7 out of the last 8 this summer which has affected the consistency of daily reviews), but the length of this story is tremendous compared to the... Read More »