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The Overcoat: And Other Tales of Good and Evil

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Publisher Comments:

The compassion, simplicity, and gentle humor with which he treats the poignant quest of a hapless civil servant for the return of his stolen overcoat--and the fantastic yet realistic manner in which he takes revenge on his nemesis, the Very Important Person--mark "The Overcoat" as one of the greatest achievements of Gogol's genius. The five other "Tales of Good and Evil" in this superb collection demonstrate the broad range of Gogol's literary palette in his short fiction: the fantastic, supernaturally tinged "The Terrible Vengeance," the comic portraiture of "Ivan Fydorovich Shponka and His Aunt," the tragic moral realism of "The Portrait" and "Nevsky Avenue," and the rampaging satire and absurdism of his send-up of Russian upper-class stupidity, "The Nose." The stories offer the reader the perfect introduction to the imaginative genius of Gogol, which was to flower so triumphantly in his masterpiece, .

Synopsis:

With the publication of "The Overcoat" in 1842, Nicolai Gogol (1809-1852) inaugurated a new chapter in Russian literature, in which the underdog and social misfit is treated not as a figure of fun or an object of charity, but as a human being with as much right to happiness as anybody else.

About the Author

(1809-1852) was a novelist and political satirist. The author of and , he was one of Russia's greatest writers.

Table of Contents

The terrible vengeance.--Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and his aunt.--The portrait.--Nevsky Avenue.--The nose.--The overcoat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393003048
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Translator:
Magarshak, David
Author:
Gogal, Nikolai V.
Author:
Magarshak, David
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai
Author:
Gogal, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Gogol', Nikolai Vasil'evich
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
and and
Series Volume:
CS9
Publication Date:
September 1965
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With the publication of "The Overcoat" in 1842, Nicolai Gogol (1809-1852) inaugurated a new chapter in Russian literature, in which the underdog and social misfit is treated not as a figure of fun or an object of charity, but as a human being with as much right to happiness as anybody else.
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