A new translation of stories by a 19th century Russian master. One story is on a madman convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know, another is on a downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by a new overcoat.
Includes bibliographical references.
Ukrainian tales: St. John's Eve
The night before Christmas
The terrible vengeance
Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and his aunt
Old world landowners
The story of how Ivan Ivanovich quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich
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