I was referred to Gogol by a friend in Ukraina. I am so thankful for that.
I began downloading free short stories, but really wanted to feel the book in my hands. It actually made a difference for me. Reading the .pdf versions gave me a detached feeling. Holding the book made me feel a part of the narrative.
Gogol has a distinct way of drawing you into his words. I am still unable to choose a favorite. Much like asking my favorite Poe story or poem, I am equally unable to choose a Gogol favorite. I truly loved every story in the volume.
It is a shame Gogol is not required reading in high school; he is easily on par with any other early Victorian writer.
He is so good that even his included unfinished story completely entwines the reader.
A literary gem - truly.
- Hardcover: 425 pages
- Publisher: Everymans Library (7 October 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307269698
- ISBN-13: 978-0307269690
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.9 x 21.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 581 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)