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This is an auction for THE COLLECTED STORIES OF NIKOLAI GOGOL.

This is a Folio Society hardback, in its original slip case.

Translated by Constance Garnett and introduced by Philip Hensher.

Illustrated by Peter Stuart.

Amazon.com reviews:

"Excluding only lesser pieces from Gogol's earliest volumes, this selection offers richly colloquial versions of such classic Ukrainian Tales as the melodramatic The Terrible Vengeance and the lurid vampire tale Viy, and also Petersburg Tales like the deliriously surrealistic The Nose and that uniquely dreamlike, and seminal, portrayal of a timid clerk's acquisition and loss of his only meaningful possession: The Overcoat.''

"I've just picked up a gorgeous edition of Russian author Nikolai Gogol's The Collected Stories, published by the Folio Society and illustrated by Peter Stuart. I'm always impressed with Folio Society publications, but with this one they seem to have outdone themselves. Where the Folio Society have scored is in choosing Peter Stuart to illustrate the volume. Amazing work by a remarkable artist. Peter has also illustrated several other books for the Folio Society, most notably Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Robertson Davie's The Deptford Trilogy."

"All of Gogol's most memorable creations are here: the minor official who misplaces his nose, the downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by the acquisition of a splendid new overcoat, the wily madman who becomes convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know. These fantastic, comic, utterly Russian characters have dazzled generations of readers and had a profound influence on writers such as Dostoevsky and Nabokov."

Folio Society hardback 2009.

432 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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