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Ward No. 6
Anton Chekhov

World Literature Book Group will discuss six stories by Anton Chekhov, the first five are from the Penguin edition of Ward No. 6 translated by Ronald Wilks, although any translation will do.

From Ward No. 6 and Other Stories:

1. “The Grasshopper”

2. “Ward no.6”

3. “A Woman's Kingdom”

4. “The Two Volodyas”

In the mood to read these pieces online? Other translations by Constance Garnett are available here.

5. And we’re also discussing “Expensive Lessons” that may be found online by clicking here.


World Literature is a member-led Book Group. A Mechanics' Institute librarian is on hand to make announcements and partake in the discussion.

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