The Overcoat

The Overcoat

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The Overcoat which is generally acknowledged as the finest of Gogol's memorable Saint Petersburg stories, is a tale of the absurd and misplaced obsessions.

Title:The Overcoat
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781419176524
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    The Overcoat Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    It is a simple tale, on the surface. Akaky Akakievich (literally "Harmless Son-of-Harmless," but which might sound like "Poopy Pooperson” to a child), an impoverished civil servant and scrivener, mu...

  • Muhtasin Fuad

    The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol"The Overcoat" is a short story about the life of a poor, self-contained official. Every day he had to endure insults and bullying from colleagues. And then an overcoat be...

  • Brina

    Recently I read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri about two generations of an Indian immigrant family to the United States. The main theme of the novel was that the father Ashoke was reading The Overcoat ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    2020 update: I'm bumping this up to all 5 stars on reread. This Russian tale of an introverted man and his trials relating to an expensive (for him) overcoat really hit me on second read. The characte...

  • Florencia

    My first contact with Gogol, and certainly not my last.This little book tells the story of Akakiy Akakievitch, a certain official in a certain department where nobody showed him any sign of respect, b...

  • ?ntellecta

    “We all come out of Gogol's 'Overcoat" Fyodor Dostoevsky "...

  • Maureen

    Loved it!...

  • Carol

    I am aghast that it took me until the ripe old age I am today to read this wonderful short story. Don't let my story be yours. It takes 30 minutes to read. Invest it today. Also, I read it because of ...

  • Piyangie

    The Overcoat tells the story of life and death of one Akaky Akakievich, a government official in a certain department. The first part of the story introduces us to the personality of Akaky and his p...

  • Mark Porton

    Sometimes the best reading experiences are the little ones that pop-up out of nowhere, just like The Overcoat by Nikloai Gogol.This story centres around Akaky Akakievich Shoenik a lowly copying clerk ...