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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date July 1, 1999
Pages 435
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375706158
ISBN-10 0375706151
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Summary
In the first new translation of the Russian writer's short fiction in twenty-five years, an award-winning pair of translators presents his satirical and fantastic tales of downtrodden characters who are set upon by the powers that be. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: When Pushkin first read some of the stories in this collection, he declared himself "amazed."  "Here is real gaiety," he wrote, "honest, unconstrained, without mincing, without primness. And in places what poetry! . . . I still haven't recovered."

More than a century and a half later, Nikolai Gogol's stories continue to delight readers the world over. Now a stunning new translation--from an award-winning team of translators--presents these stories in all their inventive, exuberant glory to English-speaking readers. For the first time, the best of Gogol's short fiction is brought together in a single volume: from the colorful Ukrainian tales that led some critics to call him "the Russian Dickens" to the Petersburg stories, with their black humor and wonderfully demented attitude toward the powers that be. All of Gogol's most memorable creations are here: the minor official who misplaces his nose, the downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by the acquisition of a splendid new overcoat, the wily madman who becomes convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know.

These fantastic, comic, utterly Russian characters have dazzled generations of readers and had a profound influence on writers such as Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Now they are brilliantly rendered in the first new translation in twenty-five years--one that is destined to become the definitive edition of Gogol's most important stories.

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from Createspace Independent Pub (February 5, 2014)
9781495437083 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $9.95
Reprint edition from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2009)
9781420934410 | details & prices | 252 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Nikolai Gogol, an early 19th century Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist, created some of the most important works of world literature and is considered the father of modern Russian realism.
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With Richard Pevear (other contributor), Larissa Volokhonsky (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (July 1, 1999)
9780375706158 | details & prices | 435 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.00
About: A new translation offers thirteen satirical and fantastic stories of downtrodden characters who are set upon by the powers that be

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