The Bet by Anton P. Chekhov

Short Russian story about death penalty and life in prison

The bet

"The Bet" is an 1889 short story by Anton Chekhov about a banker and a young lawyer who make a bet with each other following a conversation about whether the death penalty is better or worse than life in prison.

Genre: FICTION / General

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Legal

Language: English

Keywords: russian, short tale, short story, bet, death penalty, life in prison, fiction

Word Count: 2655

Sales info:

Top 5 Sales Rating (by April 2023):

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2- Winnie The-Pooh | God Sees the Truth
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4- Testament of Solomon | The Bet | Full Circle
5- One Autumn night

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Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Catherine Zouganeli
Already translated. Translated by Ana Clara Rangel
Author review:
She showed great communication skills, was very patient with me throughout the process, and has demonstrated great commitment to her work. I highly recommend her!
Already translated. Translated by Cecilia Duarte

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