Welcome to the 7 Best Short Stories book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. This edition is dedicated to Nikolai Gogol. Nikolai Gogol had a strong literary upbringing: he learned Ukrainian and Russian, his father wrote poetry and was an amateur playwright, and as a child Gogol helped stage his uncle's plays. He began writing while at a school of higher art in Nizhyn, where he earned the nickname "mysterious dwarf". He had a dark and secretive disposition, developed a talent for mimicry and satire, which eventually led to his exile from Russia. His satire was unconventional and much more sophisticated than his contemporaries. This book contains: - The Nose. - The Viy. - The Cloak. - Old-Fashioned Farmers. - The Overcoat. - Memoirs of a Madman. - The Mysterious Portrait. If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!