Dramatic Publishing, 1995 - 30 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - berthirsch - LibraryThing
How can a story written in the 1840's read like a modern tale? Gogol captured the inner life of a civil servant , meager in his lifestyle, happy to be employed in the simple task of copying documents ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ellesee - LibraryThing
It probably deserves more than a 4, but I've never really comprehended the literary magnitude of Russian literature. It's very morose and fatalistic. Perhaps that is what makes it "great". Anyway, I ... Read full review