Meet Libby. Learn more here
Cover Image

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

by Nikolai Gogol Author · Nicholas Boulton Narrator

audiobook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the complete Ukrainian and Petersburg stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose," where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat," about a sad and reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique and satirical take on the absurd. Gogol's tales of inconsequential civil servants, mixing the everyday with the surreal, foreshadow the work of his later acolytes, Bulgakov and Kafka. None is more cutting than the main story, "The Diary of a Madman," where a government clerk descends to insanity, claiming that he can communicate with dogs and that he is next in line to the throne of Spain.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Naxos AudioBooks
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 468.1 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 468.1 MB
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
Copy and paste the code into your website.