by Anton Chekhov | Grades 10-12
A prosecuting attorney faces his most formidable opponent: his precocious seven-year-old son. Chekhov's warm and insightful short story is a meditation on fatherhood and the difficulties of being a single parent. Anton Chekhov is considered among the greatest short story writers of all time. First published in Russian in 1887, "Home" is one of his many classics, and appears as a text exemplar in the Common Core State Standards.