The Steppe by Anton Chekhov

The novella depicts the journey of a young boy named Yegorushka who is traveling across the vast, desolate steppe of Russia to enroll in a distant school. Accompanied by his uncle and a group of traders, Yegorushka experiences the harsh realities of the nomadic life, the beauty and terror of nature, and the diverse array of people who inhabit the steppe. Throughout the journey, the boy is exposed to a series of encounters and events that contribute to his coming-of-age, as he grapples with feelings of loneliness, fear, and wonder in the face of the immense and unforgiving landscape.

The 3613th greatest book of all time


Published
1888
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
96-196
Words
19,000
Original Language
Russian

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