The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol, Volume II available in Paperback
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."
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
The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled With Ivan Nikiforovich
Chronological List of Gogol's Works
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.