Petersburg Tales – Nikolai Gogol


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Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant facade of the Imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assessor who one day finds that his nose has detached itself from his face and risen the ranks to become a state councillor, a painter and a lieutenant whose romantic pursuits meet with contrasting degrees of success and a lowly civil servant whose existence desperately unravels when he loses his prized new coat.