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The Fair at Sorochyntsi
The Fair at Sorochyntsi
The Fair at Sorochyntsi
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The Fair at Sorochyntsi

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"The Fair at Sorochyntsi" by Nikolai Gogol is a short story set in a Ukrainian village in 1800. A man travels with his daughter and wife to a fair to sell some of their belongings. Their lives are quickly turned upside down when a young cossack asks for the hand of the daughter and a demon makes an appearance. The story mixes the macabre with humor, yet with romance at its core. "The Fair at Sorochyntsi" was also turned into a comic opera by Modest Mussorgsky, though unfinished and completed by others after his death.-
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGA Egmont
Release dateOct 12, 2020
ISBN9788726505566
The Fair at Sorochyntsi
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Nikolai Gogol

NIKOLAI Vasilyevich GOGOL (1809-1852) was a Ukrainian-born humorist, dramatist, and novelist whose works, written in Russian, significantly influenced the direction of Russian literature. As enigmatic as he was influential, Gogol's novel Dead Souls and his short story "The Overcoat" provided the literary foundations of nineteenth-century Russian realism. His shorter works are gathered in Selected Stories of Nikolai Gogol: Ukrainian and St. Petersburg Tales, available from Warbler Press.

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