A Vintage Shorts ';Short Story Month' Selection Sophia Lvovna loves Little Volodya, but she is married to Big Volodya. A classic Chekhov story of love, anguish, and revelation. Anton Chekhov is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story, and ';Big Volodya and Little Volodya' demonstrates his subtle and profound comic mastery. A selection from Forty Stories, spanning Chekhov's entire career, in Robert Payne's lively translation. An eBook short.