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  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: Aegypan (1 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160664520X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606645208
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 720,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852). Gogol's works available in Penguin Classics are Dead Souls, Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector & Selected Stories and The Night Before Christmas. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jan. 2002
Format: Hardcover
When a barber finds a nose in a roll that belongs to a client he must of course get rid of it. In this book you find the owner of the nose getting up and finding it is missing then seeing it all over St. petersburg in varying guises eg. a civil servant with gold trimming around its uniform.All chaos ensues with the book following one mans quest to get back his nose
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Need to Blow Your Nose? 4 Oct. 2000
By fmeursault@yahoo.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Best known for the mainstream Taras Bulba, The Inspector General, and Dead Souls, the Ukrainian Gogol wrote some excellent early absurdist stories including "The Nose," "The Carriage", and the seminal "Diary of a Madman". Another well-known story, "The Overcoat", considered one of Gogol's best works, also has several distinctively absurdist characteristics, including: the antinomy of outward appearance and inner reality, the related issue of questioning socially established values, and a fantastic ending. "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol is more a reflection of the technique of story telling than any attempt to create a narrative. Indeed, Gogol purposely mangles form and content, breaking all conventions of traditional writing. The plot and more importantly, the way he presents it is a nonsensical jumble full of gaps, contradictions, interruptions and extraneous information. The piece is only unified through its attempt to betray the reader's assumptions of how a story should be told. Gogol opens strongly, establishing the normal foundation for a coherent plot to develop. "On 25 March a most extraordinary occurrence took place in St. Petersburg." (Gogol) A man named Kovalyov wakes up that morning to discover his nose is missing, in its place nothing but smooth skin. "The Nose" spends many pages following Kovalyov through futile attempts to recover his nose. Like the narrator, Kovalyov is often distracted from his mission by random thoughts and events.
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This is not the version in the reviews 30 Nov. 2008
By G. Rhabyt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Based on the two editorial reviews above, I bought several copies of this book. I love Gogol's original text, but wanted something for my kids. I've paraphrased it to them so much that my six year old dressed as a nose for Halloween this year. Sadly this is nothing like the kids version in the editorial reviews. Instead it is a lame english learner version, without charm or illustrations. I'm disappointed.
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The Nose 27 May 2009
By Glenn Leary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The Nose by Nikolai Gogol. Translated by Claud Field. Published by MobileReference (mobi).

A man named Kovalyov wakes up that morning to discover his nose is missing, in its place nothing but smooth skin. "The Nose" spends many pages following Kovalyov through futile attempts to recover his nose. Like the narrator, Kovalyov is often distracted from his mission by random thoughts and events. Gogol purposely mangles form and content, breaking all conventions of traditional writing.
The story by Gogol is wonderful, but the quality of this book could be ... 18 Jan. 2015
By eleonor sandresky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
From the product description, I expected that there would be drawings throughout the book, but there's only the one on the cover. The story by Gogol is wonderful, but the quality of this book could be better.
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