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The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol, Volume II

The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol, Volume II

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Volume 2 of The Complete Tales includes Gogol's Mirgorod stories—among them that masterpiece of grotesque comedy, "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich," the wonderfully satiric "Old World Landowners," and the Cossak epic "Taras Bulba." Here also is "The Nose," Gogol's final effort in the realm of the fantastic, as well as "The Coach," "The Portrait" (in its final version), and the most influential of his Petersburg stories, "The Overcoat."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226300696
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/28/1985
Series: Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 820,254
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Novelist, dramatist, and satirist Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) was a Russian writer of Ukrainian ancestry whose works deeply influenced later Russian literature through powerful depictions of a society dominated by petty bureaucracy and base corruption. Gogol’s best-known short stories — "The Nose" and "The Overcoat" — display strains of Surrealism and the grotesque, while his greatest novel, Dead Souls, is one of the founding books of Russian realism.

Table of Contents

About the Translation
Old-World Landowners
Taras Bulba
The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled With Ivan Nikiforovich
Other Tales
The Nose
The Coach
The Portrait
The Overcoat
Chronological List of Gogol's Works
Selected Bibliography

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I am giving this book 5 stars based on three of the short stories. If you like to laugh, read The Nose. If you like to be depressed, read The Overcoat. If you want a little of both, read The Quarrel Between Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich. Gogel belongs right up there with all the great authors of the past few centuries.