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Book Information: Plays and Petersburg Tales

Plays and Petersburg Tales (1995) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In these tales Gogol guides us through the elegant streets of St Petersburg, said to be “built on bones” as so many perished in its construction. Something of the deception and fury of the city’s creation seems to lurk beneath its harmonious façade, however, and it confounds its inhabitants with false dreams and absurd visions—“Oh, have no faith in this Nevsky Prospect,” warns Gogol, “nothing is what it seems!”

St Petersburg is also the setting For Marriage, Gogol’s satire on courtship and cowardice. Finally, for The Government Inspector, indisputably Russia’s greatest comedy, we move to the provinces, although even here St Petersburg’s preoccupation with status and appearances makes itself felt.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Notes on the Text and Transliteration
  • Select Bibliography
  • A Chronology of Gogol
  • Maps of St Petersburg
  • Table of Ranks
    Petersburg Tales
  • Nevsky Prospect
  • The Nose
  • The Portrait
  • The Overcoat
  • The Carriage
  • Diary of a Madman
    Plays
  • Marriage
  • The Government Inspector
  • Explanatory Notes

Original title: Plays and Petersburg Tales
Original languages: Russian

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Portrait, the (1835) [Novella]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Nevsky Prospect (1835) [Novella]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Diary of a Madman (1835) [Novelette]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Government Inspector, the (1836) [Play]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Carriage, the (1836) [Short Story]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Nose, the (1836) [Novelette]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Overcoat, the (1842) [Novella]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol

Edition #1: Plays and Petersburg Tales

Plays and Petersburg Tales (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Christopher English
Edited by: Christopher English
Introduction by: Richard Peace
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Manifested in:

Plays and Petersburg Tales (March 26, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192835529
Pages: 358

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Plays and Petersburg Tales (March 28, 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192828811
Dimensions: 4.6 x 7.3 x 0.7 in
Pages: 358
Notes: World's Classics edition
Cover illustration: anonymous, The Haymarket in Winter c. 1840

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