Nikolai Gogol's The Overcoat & Selected Stories - Special Edition

Nikolai Gogol's The Overcoat & Selected Stories - Special Edition

by Nikolai Gogol, Shawn Conners, John Cournos
     
 
One of the most influential short stories ever written, Nikolai Gogol's ‘‘The Overcoat’’ first appeared in 1842 as part of a four-volume publication of its author's Collected Works. The story is considered not only an early masterpiece of Russian Naturalism—a movement that would dominate the country's literature for

Overview

One of the most influential short stories ever written, Nikolai Gogol's ‘‘The Overcoat’’ first appeared in 1842 as part of a four-volume publication of its author's Collected Works. The story is considered not only an early masterpiece of Russian Naturalism—a movement that would dominate the country's literature for generations—but a progenitor of the modern short story form itself. "We all came out from under Gogol's 'Overcoat'" is a remark that has been variously attributed to Dostoevsky and Turgenev. That either or both might have said it is an indication of the far-reaching significance of Gogol's work.

List of Contents:

Introduction to Nikolai Gogol
Book 1: The Overcoat
Book 2: Taras Bulba
Book 3: St. John's Eve
Book 4: The Nose
Book 5: The Mysterious Portrait
Book 6: The Calash

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016654423
Publisher:
El Paso Norte Press
Publication date:
06/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
298
File size:
702 KB

Meet 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.

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