This Nikolai Gogol collection features six famous short tales by the acclaimed Russian author. Included are: Taras Bulba, St. John's Eve, The Cloak, How The Ivans Quarraled, The Mysterious Portrait, and The Calash.
Taras Bulba is a romanticized historical short story by Nikolai Gogol. It describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack, Taras Bulba, and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap. The sons are educated at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to Zaporizhian Sich located in Southern Ukraine, where they join other Cossacks and go to war against Poland.
"St. John's Eve" is the second work in the collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka by Nikolai Gogol. It was first published in 1830 in the literary Russian periodical Otechestvennye Zapiski in February and March issues, and in the book form in 1831.
"The Overcoat" is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had great influence on Russian literature, as expressed in a quote attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky: "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'." The tale has been adapted into a variety of stage and film interpretations.
The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich" also known in English as The Squabble, is the concluding tale in the Mirgorod collection by Nikolai Gogol and is known as one of his most humorous stories.
These works have all been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. This collection is also annotated, with additional information about the books and the author, including overviews, inspiration, plot summaries, adaptations, significance, interpretation, biographical and bibliographical information.