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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0486452352

ISBN-13: 9780486452357

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nikolai Gogol

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Opening a door to a bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, Gogol's most enduring work is an unforgettable depiction of a lunatic civil servant and his struggles to be noticed by the woman he loves. Also includes "Nevsky Prospect" and "The Portrait." A wonderfully offbeat introduction to the man Nabokov called "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced."
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Book details

List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.176
Language: English

Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol was born in 1809 in the Ukraine. His father was an amateur playwright who had a small estate with a number of serfs. From the ages of 12 to 19, young Gogol attended a boarding school where he became known for his sharp wit and ability to amuse his classmates. After school he worked as a government clerk. He soon began writing memories of his childhood. His quaint depictions of the Ukrainian countryside marked his style and helped to make him famous. Gogol quickly gained fame and formed a friendship with the influential poet, Aleksandr Pushkin. Gogol is largely remembered for his realistic characterizations, his rich imagination, and his humorous style. His works…