Family dynamic, psychological insight into relationships and romance are the central themes in this collection of Chekhov stories. These stories full of insight into lives of seemingly ordinary people offer a rare opportunity to experience defining moments of lives. Unhappy in his marriage, a Moscow banker, Dmitri Gurov is vacationing in Yalta, Crimea, where he sees a young lady walking along the seafront with her small dog. They are soon engaged in an affair. In another story we meet successful literary critic and his sister trying to keep their crumbling relationship going. And a country family hoping to re-establish contact with their long lost daughter. This volume includes: Excellent People, At Christmas Time, The Lady with The Dog.