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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance.

This collection offers an excellent introduction to the author's works. Opening a door to his bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story portrays a petty official's mental disintegration as he struggles for the attention of the woman he loves. Set during the repressive rule of Nicholas I, it satirizes the bureaucratic excesses of the era. Additional tales include "The Nevski Prospect," a portrayal of the feverish pace of St. Petersburg street life, and "The Portrait," a gripping depiction of a soul's perdition.

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Opening a door to a bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story offers an unforgettable depiction of a lunatic civil servant and his struggles to be noticed by the woman he loves. This excellent introduction to Gogol also features "Nevski Prospect" and "The Portrait."

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Opening a door to a bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, Gogol's most enduring work is an unforgettable depiction of a lunatic civil servant and his struggles to be noticed by the woman he loves. Also includes "Nevsky Prospect" and "The Portrait." A wonderfully offbeat introduction to the man Nabokov called "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced."

Table of Contents

Diary of a Madman
Nevski Prospect
The Portrait

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486452357
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai
Author:
Gogal, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Gogol', Nikolai Vasil'evich
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb

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Opening a door to a bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story offers an unforgettable depiction of a lunatic civil servant and his struggles to be noticed by the woman he loves. This excellent introduction to Gogol also features "Nevski Prospect" and "The Portrait."
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Opening a door to a bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, Gogol's most enduring work is an unforgettable depiction of a lunatic civil servant and his struggles to be noticed by the woman he loves. Also includes "Nevsky Prospect" and "The Portrait." A wonderfully offbeat introduction to the man Nabokov called "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced."

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