Nabokov's novels are
noted for their complicated plots and the complex
attitudes they express toward their subjects. He
is probably best known for Lolita, which
deals with the unnatural desires of Humbert
Humbert, a middle-aged pedophile.
Pavlovich Chekhov's stories
concentrate on average men and women who cannot
seem to understand each other and become lonely.
His plays have little dramatic action and no real
heroes and heroines. Like the people in his
stories, the characters in his plays find
existence difficult and rather meaningless
because they fail to understand each other in
their search for a purpose in life.