What are the best Anton Chekhov short-stories that everyone must read?

These stories are not entertaining in the usual sense of the word; they are more commonplace and flow as our lives flow : slowly taking their own time. So, you will feel the same in the Chekhovian stories. They progress at a slow pace and do not have much action that one generally expects from a short story. But, I can ensure you that having read them, you will feel enriched in experience and empathetic towards human life.
Anyways, the stories that come to my mind are:
Gooseberries
The house with the mezzanine
The Duel
The Story of an Unknown Man
My Life
About Love
A Visit to Friends
Man in a Case
Peasants

Answer by Mayank Kurani:

I think you should try to read as many stories by Chekhov as you can. The stories that I have read, have had a certain effect on me. These stories are not entertaining in the usual sense of the word; they are more commonplace and flow as our lives flow : slowly taking their own time. So, you will feel the same in the Chekhovian stories. They progress at a slow pace and do not have much action that one generally expects from a short story. But, I can ensure you that having read them, you will feel enriched in experience and empathetic towards human life.
Anyways, the stories that come to my mind are:
Gooseberries
The house with the mezzanine
The Duel
The Story of an Unknown Man
My Life
About Love
A Visit to Friends
Man in a Case
Peasants

What are the best Anton Chekhov short-stories that everyone must read?

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