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The Overcoat: A Nikolai Gogol Story

The Overcoat: A Nikolai Gogol Story

Written by Nikolai Gogol

Narrated by Deaver Brown


The Overcoat: A Nikolai Gogol Story

Written by Nikolai Gogol

Narrated by Deaver Brown

ratings:
4/5 (14 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Apr 28, 2011
ISBN:
9781614961154
Format:
Audiobook

Description

The author of Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky said, "We all come out from Gogol's the Overcoat." The story centers on an impoverished clerk who is dedicated to his job as a routine copyist though not recognized for his hard work. Younger clerks mock him for his dedication. His threadbare overcoat is mocked, as he is. He saves to get a new one and wears it for a glorious evening, only to have it stolen that night. He dies soon thereafter from his great loss. Thereafter his ghost is reported to haunt that part of St. Petersburg where the coat was stolen. The story of a lowly clerk, or Russian, come to nothing was a theme of Gogol and many other 19th century Russian writers.
Released:
Apr 28, 2011
ISBN:
9781614961154
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809–1852) was one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest writers and a profound influence on Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Nabokov, and countless other authors. His best-known works include the novel Dead Souls (1842) and the stories “The Overcoat,” “The Nose,” and “Memoirs of a Madman.” In 1852, he burned most of his manuscripts, including the second part of Dead Souls. He died nine days later.  



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  • (1/5)
    The American-accented narrator is a terrible choice. Wouldn’t listen past 10 seconds.
  • (1/5)
    The arrogance in the voice is very distracting