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Petersburg Tales - Nikolai Gogol

Petersburg Tales

By: Nikolai Gogol, Dora O'Brien (Transcribed by)


Published: 1st September 2014
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A new translation of comic tales by one of the leading figures in 19th-century Russian literature

Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant fa├žade of the imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assessor who one day finds that his nose has detached itself from his face and risen the ranks to become a state councillor ("The Nose"), a painter and a lieutenant whose romantic pursuits meet with contrasting degrees of success ("Nevsky Prospect"), and a lowly civil servant whose existence desperately unravels when he loses his prized new coat ("The Overcoat"). Also including "Diary of Madman," these Petersburg Tales paint a critical yet hilarious portrait of a city riddled with pomposity and self-importance, masterfully juxtaposing 19th-century realism with madcap surrealism, and combining absurdist farce with biting satire.

ISBN: 9781847493491
ISBN-10: 1847493491
Series: Alma Classics Evergreens
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1