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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852)

Gogol, Nikolai Vasiljevich (gō’gol). A Russian novelist and humorist; born at Sorochintzy in the government of Poltava, March 31, 1809; died at Moscow, March 4, 1852. His principal works are: ‘Evenings on a Farm,’ a collection of stories and sketches of life in Little Russia (1831); a second series of the same (1834), including the prose epic ‘Taras Bulba,’ ‘Old-World Proprietors,’ and ‘How the Two Ivans Quarreled’; then followed stories of life in St. Petersburg,—‘Nevsky Prospect’; ‘The Cloak.’ His best-known work is ‘Dead Souls’ (1837), an indictment of serfdom. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).