The Collected Tales by Nikolai Gogol

The Collected Tales

Nikolai Gogol with Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)

425 pages first pub 1835 (editions)

fiction classics short stories reflective medium-paced


Collected here are Gogol's finest tales--stories that combine the wide-eyed, credulous imagination of the peasant with the sardonic social criticism of the city dweller--allowing readers to experience anew the unmistakable genius of a writer who p...

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Community Reviews Summary of 326 reviews


adventurous 60%
dark 60%
funny 40%
mysterious 40%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
lighthearted 20%
reflective 20%
sad 20%
tense 20%


medium 80%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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