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Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol

Diary of a Madman (1835)

by Nikolai Gogol

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The short diary of Aksénti Ivánovitch Popríchin, a public servant that slowly turns insane, at first just convincing himself dogs are able to speak and write, and ending up pretending he is Fernando VIII, king of Spain. In spite of not being a cheerful story, one cannot avoid an ocassional smile. ( )
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Breur, DunyaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koezmin, N.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Löb, KurtIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schot, Aleida G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Illuminates the Russian writer's thoughts on madness, bureaucracy, and illusion in these five tales.

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Diary of a Madman is one of Gogol's greatest stories. The tale follows the life of a minor civil servant during the repressive era of Nicholas I. Following the format of a diary, the story shows the descent of the protagonist, Poprishchin, into insanity. Diary of a Madman, the only one of Gogol's works written in first person, follows diary-entry format. This Sovereign Classic edition also includes the following other tales: The Mantle, The Nose, A May Night.… (more)

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