Every educated person knows that the "silent magician" Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is one of the greatest masters of the short story in the world literature. He discovered new spaces in front of psychological prose. But why the interest of the modern world to his works is still growing? Obviously right now, in this dynamic, technological and hysterical time, we have the strong need for his simplicity, naturalness, warmth and depth of his ability to quietly remove the masks, delicately dispel the illusions, invariably excite the souls and foster the bright minds. The collection contains a number of fictional masterpieces by Chekhov such as "The Man in a Case," "The Lady with the Little Dog". A special place is assigned to the poetic novella "The Steppe" and the story of the evolution of human feelings "Three Years".