Anton Chekhov’s travels … the ‘greatest work of journalism of the 19th century’

The playwright’s arduous journey to a Pacific island in Russia’s far east resulted in a non-fiction masterpiece

Passport details
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, playwright, one of the greatest short-story writers in history and once-in-a-lifetime adventurer to Russia’s remote far east.

Place and date of birth
Taganrog, southern Russia, January 29, 1860.

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