"The Lady with the Pet Dog", was written by Anton Chekhov. He was a popular Russian writer, He was born in 1860 and died in 1904. Chekhov began as the author of short humorous stories. When Chekhov wrote this story in 1899, he had become a respiratory invalid as a result of far advanced tuberculosis. At his doctor's orders, he had spent the winter of 1898-99 in the mild climate of Yalta and was about to move there permanently. Chekhov is also fallen in love with Olga Knipper, the actress whom he would marry in 1901. It is tempting to view the tender relationship of Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna in the light of Chekhov's own newfound love. At the beginning of the story the scene takes place in Yalta, Russia. It is located south of Russia by the black sea. Yalta is Russia's most fashionable resort. Medicinal properties of Yalta and its environs were insistently promoted by the doctors Botkin and Dmitriyev.
Professor Sergei Botkin was the first to express the idea, that Yalta and the whole Southern coast were the best place from a climate standpoint in Russia for people who suffered from tuberculosis.
There were two characters in the story, Dmitriy Dmitrich Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna. Dmitriy Dmitrich Gurov was taking a vacation at Yalta, when he
Spies a lovely young woman with a dog. Gurov is a married man, around forty years old, and his wife and children are at home at Moscow. Moscow is a capital city of Russia. They succumb to their passion and become lovers. Then after a few weeks, Anna Sergeyevna was called home, and Gurov also returns home. They think that it was the last time they going to see each other. Surprisingly, Gurov cannot forget her.