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- ‘‘The Nose’’ (1836) is one of Gogol's best known short stories. It concerns a man whose nose has left his face and taken up an independent life of its own, and the man's efforts to restore the runaway nose to its proper place on his face.
- ‘‘The Overcoat’’ is Gogol's most celebrated short story. It concerns a poor scribe whose heart is broken when his prize possession, a fashionable overcoat, is stolen.
- Dead Souls (1842), by Nikolai Gogol, is a comic novel set in feudal Russia. It concerns a man who concocts a get-rich-quick scheme in which he purchases the rights to deceased serfs (‘‘dead souls’’) to pawn them off for profit.
- The Captain's Daughter (1836), by Gogol's contemporary and friend Aleksandr Pushkin, is a historical novel of the Pugachov Rebellion.
- Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka (1831 and 1832), by Nikolai Gogol, is a two-volume publication that contains tales drawn from Ukrainian folklore.
- Nikolay Gogol: Text and Context (1989), edited by Jane Grayson and Faith Wigzell, is a collection of essays on the works of Gogol discussed in the cultural and historical context of nineteenth-century Russia.
- The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol (1985) is in two volumes and is edited by Leonard J. Kent. It is an authoritative compilation of Gogol's fiction.
- Leaving the Theater and Other Works (1990), edited by Ronald Meyer, is a collection of essays by Gogol.
- The Theater of Nikolai Gogol: Plays and Selected Writings (1980) is edited by Milton Ehre. It includes translations of Gogol's dramatic plays.
- Uncle Vanya (1896), by the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov concerns a man, Uncle Vanya, who has sacrificed his own happiness for the sake of his brother-in-law.
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