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Anton Chekhov is a Russian writer He was born in 1860 in Taganro Russia His childhood was spent in the slums of a poor neighborhood He and his brothers worked long hours in the shop owned by his father Later he develops pleurisy in his lungs which develops into tuberculosis One year later his father went bankrupt His father had always dreamed of a better life and had recently moved into a better house on a better street To escape from being thrown in prison for not paying his debts his father took part of his family and fled to Moscow Anton stayed behind in Taganro While in Moscow his fathers family sunk even deeper into debt They were living in a basement in the slum area of town In 1879 Anton graduated from the university and went to Moscow to study medicine During this time he wrote short stories and drew comical sketches to help support his family While he was in Moscow he and his best friend would save their money to go to the local theater Later they made their way back stage and were asked to perform in some plays This was the beginning of Antons theatrical performances Even though he began his medical studies in Moscow his great love was writing short stories and plays Subsequently he became famous in the literature field but in 1889 his health was deteriorating By being a doctor he knew that he had tuberculosis of the lungs and the intestines Later in 1901 while writing The Three Sisters he returned to Moscow to be married to Olga an actress who had leading roles in several of his plays at the Museum Art Theater During their marriage they wrote numerous letters back and forth Chekhov was now in constant pain and would tire easily while writing He decided to travel with Olga to Berlin to see a specialist but
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