Synopses & Reviews
This expanded collection of influential Russian satirist Nikolay Gogol's ingenious pieces now includes his most famous play.
Illuminates the Russian writer's thoughts on madness, bureaucracy, and illusion in these five tales.
About the Author
(1809 &1852) was the author of Dead Souls
, widely considered the first great Russian novel.
Ronald Wilks has translated Gorky, Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Chekhov for Penguin Classics.
Robert A. Maguire was a professor of Russian studies at Columbia University.'
Table of Contents
Diary of a madman.--The nose.--The overcoat.--How Ivan Ivanovich quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich.--Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and his aunt.