STYLE OF PRESENTATION THE OVERCOAT is designed for very simple production . There are only a few stage properties - small desk and stool , optional clothes tree , a shabby chair . Most everything else , from hand props to Akaky ...
Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
It is not necessary to say much about this tailor; but, as it is the custom to have the character of each personage in a novel clearly defined, there is no help for it, so here is Petrovitch the tailor. At first he was called only Grigoriy, and was some gentleman's serf; he commenced calling himself Petrovitch from the time when he received his free papers, and further began to drink heavily on all holidays, at first on the great ones, and then on all church festivities without discrimination, wherever a cross stood in the calendar.
“You look good in that overcoat, Karl,” Eva said. “When did you get it?” “Martin gave me this black leather coat for a going-home present. Martin helped me in the infirmary in Sanguine, Germany. Martin was a German soldier I fought ...
FIRST ROBBER: We wondered where you got to, coat. BASHMACHKIN: Over... coat... my... SECOND ROBBER: Were we talking to him? FIRST ROBBER: No. We were talking to the coat. [To Bashmachkin.] I took off my coat in a restaurant – nice place ...
Author: Nikolai Vasilevich GogolPublish On: 2006-10
It was – it is difficult to say precisely on what day, but probably the most glorious one in Akakiy Akakievitch's life, when Petrovitch at length brought home the cloak. He brought it in the morning, before the hour when it was ...
Author: Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
It is the story of a sincere young clerk who makes great sacrifices to attain an "overcoat" of untold value and power. Representing the mighty bureaucracy, Akaky dies of a broken heart when his beloved smart coat is stolen. The story takes an interesting turn when he returns for his coat from the buyer. This story symbolizes the reprisal of lower class against the dominance of the ruling class.
Author: Nikolai Vasilievich GogolPublish On: 2014-11-26
In short, the cloak appearedto be perfect, andmost seasonable. Petrovitch did notneglect to observe that itwas onlybecause helived in a narrow street, and had no signboard, and had known Akakiy Akakievitch so long, that he hadmade it so ...
Author: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
In the department of — but it is better not to mention the department. There is nothing more irritable than departments, regiments, courts of justice, and, in a word, every branch of public service. Each individual attached to them nowadays thinks all society insulted in his person. Quite recently a complaint was received from a justice of the peace, in which he plainly demonstrated that all the imperial institutions were going to the dogs, and that the Czar’s sacred name was being taken in vain; and in proof he appended to the complaint a romance in which the justice of the peace is made to appear about once every ten lines, and sometimes in a drunken condition. Therefore, in order to avoid all unpleasantness, it will be better to describe the department in question only as a certain department. So, in a certain department there was a certain official — not a very high one, it must be allowed — short of stature, somewhat pock-marked, red-haired, and short-sighted, with a bald forehead, wrinkled cheeks, and a complexion of the kind known as sanguine. The St. Petersburg climate was responsible for this. As for his official status, he was what is called a perpetual titular councillor, over which, as is well known, some writers make merry, and crack their jokes, obeying the praiseworthy custom of attacking those who cannot bite back.
triumphant day of the life of Akaky Akakyevitch that Petrovitch at last brought the overcoat. He brought it in the morning, just before it was time to set off for the department. The overcoat could not have arrived more in the nick of ...
Author: Sue Orr
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
A prize-winning collection of vivid, accessible stories. These fresh, contemporary stories can be read purely for the immense pleasure they offer. However, the stories can also be read for the way they explore elements from earlier works: from Maori myth and fairy tale to masterpieces by writers such as Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce and Anton Chekov. As the award-winning author says, those stories 'touched me deeply and I can recall their substance without hesitation'. Using them for inspiration, she also explores their concerns of dignity, honesty, bravery, weakness and passion. 'Sue Orr's stories have that riveting mesmerizing quality that makes the reader race on, hoping they will never end, yet desperate to find out what happens next. Their stylishness marks a new departure in contemporary short story writing, her weaving of new and vibrant stories on to concepts that began with the great masters of old is high-wire risk taking that succeeds magnificently. I admire these stories immensely: by turn tender, sly, comic, and always deeply informed about the ways of the human heart.' - Fiona Kidman
“ The Nose " -originally published in 1836 in Pushkin's magazine Sovremennik ( The Contemporary ) —and “ The Overcoat ” ( also known as “ The Cloak ” ) - originally published in the third volume of Gogol's collected works in 1842 ...
Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Four outstanding works by great 19th-century Russian author: "The Nose," "Old-Fashioned Farmers," "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich," and "The Overcoat."
Winter has come, and Akakii realises that his coat no longer keeps him warm – it needs to be patched. His threadbare coat attracts no shortage of mockery at the ministry, and his colleagues start calling it a “kapota” (p.
Author: Bright Summaries
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