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Download The Overcoat: A Nikolai Gogol Story Audiobook (Unabridged)

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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikolai Gogol Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Fyodor Dostoevsky, the author of Crime and Punishment, once said, We all come out from Gogol's 'The Overcoat.' The story centers on an impoverished clerk who is dedicated to his job as a routine copyist but not recognized for his hard work. Younger clerks mock him for his dedication. His threadbare overcoat is mocked as well. He saves up to buy a new one and wears it for one glorious evening, only to have it stolen that night. He dies soon after from his great loss. Thereafter, his ghost is reported to haunt that part of St. Petersburg where the coat was stolen.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 9/10/2011

    " A classic and must-read. Everyone must indulge themselves in the quintessential Russian absurdist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kmkoppy | 5/22/2011

    " Humor and sensitivity. I want to read more of his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 5/19/2011

    " The Overcoat is one of the best short stories ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sevil | 5/6/2011

    " this book was just fun and fun and fun =))))
    you begin to dream how it'd be if you were nuts and you want it as noone will really upload you responsibilities. what a relief, ha? :)
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 2/10/2011

    " Read this book for a class and felt it gives interesting stories but was lost in its significance to history. I was bored while reading it and wouldnt recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kafkasfriend | 12/13/2010

    " The Overcoat is a fascinating story of schizophrenia predating Jekyll and Hyde by Stephenson and the ideas of Freud and Nietzsche. Dosdoevsky was a close friend of Gogol (Diary of a Madman) and I wonder how much they discussed their ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/30/2010

    " I was suprised at how easy it is to read. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nawrast | 9/3/2010

    " The most Magnificent short stories I ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N. | 7/13/2010

    " I've only read The Overcoat so far, but it's maybe the best short story I've ever read? Masterpiece. "

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