Ivanov

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anton Chekhov

Narrated By: Various Readers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

Nicolai (anglicised Nicholas in this translation) Ivanov, a middle-aged public servant, is unhappy. His wife Anna, disinherited by her family after converting from Judaism, is dying of tuberculosis. He is deeply in debt. And his best friend’s daughter is infatuated with him. Comedy and tragedy ensue in truly Chekhovian fashion. An example of the young Chekhov’s maturing style, Ivanov is an early harbinger of themes that would recur throughout his work. (Summary by mb)

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  • Sara Lowe

    LibriVox is so much better than it used to be, judging by this one dramatised audiobook. The play was brought to life by several good actors. I enjoyed it.