The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolai Gogol

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

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

464 pages first pub 1835 (editions)

fiction classics short stories reflective medium-paced


When Pushkin first read some of the stories in this collection, he declared himself "amazed." "Here is real gaiety," he wrote, "honest, unconstrained, without mincing, without primness. And in places what poetry . . . I still haven't recovered." ...

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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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