Petersburg Tales

Petersburg Tales

by Nikolai Gogol

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/03/2014

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Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant facade 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 the `Diary of Madman', these Petersburg Tales paint a critical yet hilarious portrait of a city riddled with pomposity and self-importance, masterfully juxtaposing nineteenth-century realism with madcap surrealism, and combining absurdist farce with biting satire.
ISBN:
9781847493491
9781847493491
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-03-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x18mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol was a Russian writer and dramatist. He was born in the Ukraine in 1809.

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