Anton Chekhov, Step' [The Steppe]

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Step' [The Steppe] was not Chekhov’s longest piece of prose fiction; that distinction belongs to his detective novel Drama na okhote [The Shooting Party, 1885]. Nor was it his first work to deal with the steppe: his short story Schast'e [Fortune, 1887], written after Chekhov had revisited his Taganrog birthplace, became extremely popular. It was, however, the first of Chekhov’s works to appear in one of the tolstye zhurnaly (thick journals), being published in Severnyi vestnik [The Northern Herald: March 1888]. Its appearance was a direct result of …

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Citation: Pursglove, Michael. "Step'". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 December 2007 [, accessed 07 February 2023.]

12262 Step' 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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