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Book Information: Overcoat, the

Overcoat, the (1842) [Novella]
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The dream of a new overcoat comes to symbolize a government clerk's ambitions for advancement.

Originally published in Gogol's first set of complete works (four volumes) in 1842.

Original title: Шинель [Shinel]
Alternative titles: The Greatcoat / The Mantle / The Cloak
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Taras Bulba and Other Tales (1918) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Overcoat and Other Stories, the (1923) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Great Russian Short Stories (1929) [Anthology]
      Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky , Alexander Pushkin , Anton Chekhov , Leo Tolstoy , Ivan Bunin , Ivan Turgenev , Nikolai Gogol , Isaac Babel , Leonid Andreyev , Nikolai (N.S.) Leskov , Maxim Gorky , Mikhail Zoshchenko , Panteleimon Romanov , Valentin Kataev , Alexander Kuprin , Aleksey Apukhtin , Valery Bryusov , Vsevolod M. Garshin , Fyodor Sologub , Boris Pilnyak , Vasily Zhukovsky , Alexander Afanasyev , Vladimir Solovyov , Vladimir Korolenko , Alexander Ertel , Eugene Chirikof , A. Okulov , Gleb Alexeyev , Vlasy Doroshevitch
     Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil, the (1949) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Six Great Modern Short Novels (1959) [Anthology]
      Authors: William Faulkner , James Joyce , Katherine Anne Porter , Herman Melville , Nikolai Gogol , Glenway Wescott
     Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (1960) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Collected Tales and Plays of Nikolai Gogol, the (1964) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (1972) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Taras Bulba and Other Tales (1984) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Plays and Petersburg Tales (1995) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol, the (1998) [Collection]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Great Russian Short Stories (2003) [Anthology]
      Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky , Alexander Pushkin , Anton Chekhov , Leo Tolstoy , Ivan Turgenev , Nikolai Gogol , Leonid Andreyev , Nikolai (N.S.) Leskov , Maxim Gorky , Alexander Kuprin , Vsevolod M. Garshin , Fyodor Sologub
     Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (2005) [Anthology]
      Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky , Alexander Pushkin , Anton Chekhov , Leo Tolstoy , Ivan Bunin , Alexander Solzhenitsyn , Mikhail Bulgakov , Yevgeny Zamyatin , Ivan Turgenev , Nikolai Gogol , Isaac Babel , Daniil Kharms , Nikolai (N.S.) Leskov , Mikhail Zoshchenko , Varlam Shalamov , Sergei Dovlatov , Yuri Buida , Vasily Shukshin , Leonid Dobychin , Andrei Platonov , Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal , Nadezhda Teffi , Mikhail Lermontov , Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky , Vera Inber , Asar Eppel
     Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, and Selected Stories, the (2005) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol

Edition #1: The Overcoat

The Overcoat (1998)
Edition Details:

Included in:
The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (New York: Pantheon Books, 1998)

Language: English

Translated by: Richard Pevear Larissa Volokhonsky
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Edition #2: The Overcoat

The Overcoat (1995)
Edition Details:

Included in:
Plays and Petersburg Tales (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Language: English

Translated by: Christopher English
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Edition #3: The Overcoat

The Overcoat (1972)
Edition Details:

Included in:
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Classics, 1972)
The Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, and Selected Stories (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 2005)

Language: English

Translated by: Ronald Wilks
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Edition #4: The Overcoat

The Overcoat (1949)
Edition Details:

Included in:
Tales of Good and Evil (London: 1949);
The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1957)

Language: English

Translated by: David Magarshack
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Edition #5: The Overcoat

The Overcoat (1923)
Edition Details (IBList user synopsis):

Included in:
The Overcoat and Other Stories (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923)
Six Great Modern Short Novels (1952)
The Collected Tales and Plays of Nikolai Gogol (New York: Random House, 1964)
Taras Bulba and Other Tales (Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1984)

Language: English

Translated by: Constance Garnett
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Edition #6: The Cloak

The Cloak (c.1918)
Edition Details:

Included in:
Taras Bulba and Other Tales (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, [reprint edition])
Taras Bulba and Other Tales; The Inspector General (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1962)

Language: English

Translated by: C. J. Hogarth
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