Diary Of A Madman

Diary Of A Madman

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Diary of a Madman (1835; Russian: Записки сумасшедшего, Zapiski sumasshedshevo) is a farcical short story by Nikolai Gogol. Along with The Overcoat and The Nose, Diary of a Madman is considered to be one of Gogol's greatest short stories. The tale centers on the life of a minor civil servant during the repressive era of Nicholas I. Following the format of a diary, the story shows the descent of the protagonist, Poprishchin, into insanity. Diary… (more)

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SardoWeems
SardoWeems (7 books)
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:50:30 +0100

A wonderful, completely modern story of a man's descent into insanity. A bored clerk begins by overhearing a conversation between two dogs, and begins to turn slightly criminal when he steals and reads the dogs' letters.
The writing (translated) is excellent, and the plotting kept me engrossed.



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Language: English

Published in: 1835

Translator: Claud Field

Word count: 7,891 words (≈ 32 minutes)

Source: www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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