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The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Unabridged)


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The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short 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 reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique 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.
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Item number NA0318
Barcode 9781781981528
Release date 8/10/2018
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 15
Performers
Non-Classical Artist Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 1
The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Unabridge17:00:00
1 Petersburg Tales. Nevsky Prospect 00:08:21 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Thousands of varieties of hats, dresses… 00:10:30 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Almost all these artists paint in grey… 00:12:02 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Nothing, indeed, moves us to such pity… 00:13:21 Boulton, Nicholas
5 So he had been asleep! My God… 00:09:53 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Making this light-hearted plan… 00:08:58 Boulton, Nicholas
7 They rarely, one may say never… 00:08:48 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 2
The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Unabridge17:00:00
1 Early next morning Lieutenant Pirogov… 00:08:59 Boulton, Nicholas
2 One day he was walking along… 00:08:19 Boulton, Nicholas
3 The Diary of a Madman 00:07:17 Boulton, Nicholas
4 October 4. Today is Wednesday… 00:10:58 Boulton, Nicholas
5 November 12. At two o'clock in the afternoon… 00:09:35 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Sophie was sitting at the table sewing…' 00:08:13 Boulton, Nicholas
7 2000 A.D., April 43 00:08:01 Boulton, Nicholas
8 Madrid, February Thirtieth 00:08:15 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 3
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1 The Nose 00:10:42 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Major Kovalyov was in the habit of walking… 00:09:06 Boulton, Nicholas
3 It was a lovely, sunny day. 00:10:20 Boulton, Nicholas
4 The collegiate assessor took the handkerchief… 00:09:13 Boulton, Nicholas
5 What are you saying?' cried Major Kovalyov. 00:06:24 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Do me a favour,' Kovalyov went on… 00:07:55 Boulton, Nicholas
7 3. What is utterly nonsensical happens… 00:07:14 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 4
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1 The Carriage 00:09:14 Boulton, Nicholas
2 You can look at her now,' said the general… 00:09:19 Boulton, Nicholas
3 At home everyone was sound asleep. 00:08:41 Boulton, Nicholas
4 The Portrait 00:10:18 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Weary, bathed in perspiration… 00:11:42 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Again he approached the portrait, in order… 00:08:37 Boulton, Nicholas
7 And was this also a dream? He sprang from… 00:08:19 Boulton, Nicholas
8 Ah! it is from a – ' said Tchartkoff…. 00:07:05 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 5
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1 All his things, everything he owned… 00:08:41 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Tchartkoff set to work, seated the original… 00:08:52 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Ah! I am afraid you will…' 00:07:56 Boulton, Nicholas
4 At first he had tried to devise a new attitude… 00:09:19 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Motionless, with open mouth, Tchartkoff… 00:10:06 Boulton, Nicholas
6 2. A throng of carriages, droschkie… 00:09:20 Boulton, Nicholas
7 After these great people and aristocracy… 00:08:13 Boulton, Nicholas
8 Another striking example occurred also…' 00:10:58 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 6
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1 The windows seemed intentionally barred… 00:10:20 Boulton, Nicholas
2 During this recital, my father listened…' 00:12:20 Boulton, Nicholas
3 The Overcoat 00:11:09 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Even at those hours when the grey… 00:11:26 Boulton, Nicholas
5 No,' said Petrovitch resolutely… 00:09:21 Boulton, Nicholas
6 He became, as it were, more alive, even… 00:09:53 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Why did he smile? Was it because… 00:08:34 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 7
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1 Early in the morning he set off to the police… 00:08:49 Boulton, Nicholas
2 This mode of proceeding struck the general… 00:08:45 Boulton, Nicholas
3 The sentry of one district police station… 00:08:57 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Ukranian Tales. St John's Eve 00:09:09 Boulton, Nicholas
5 In the same village a Cossack called Korzh… 00:10:30 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Petro wanted to question him further… 00:12:04 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Pidorka and Petro began to live like lady… 00:11:29 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 8
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1 Christmas Eve 00:09:15 Boulton, Nicholas
2 So you have not been to see the sacristan… 00:09:15 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Allow me to sit beside you,' said the blacksmith. 00:10:53 Boulton, Nicholas
4 As a matter of fact, as soon as the blizzard… 00:10:07 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Meanwhile the devil was making love… 00:08:59 Boulton, Nicholas
6 The singing, laughter and shouts sounded… 00:09:07 Boulton, Nicholas
7 If you need the devil, then go to the devil,'… 00:08:43 Boulton, Nicholas
8 But things turned out not at all as Tchub… 00:07:31 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 9
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1 The weaver and Panas flew to the sack… 00:11:33 Boulton, Nicholas
2 When they had mounted the stairs… 00:10:42 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Well, this is the lady the sacristan visits!' 00:11:01 Boulton, Nicholas
4 A Terrible Vengeance 00:04:55 Boulton, Nicholas
5 2. There was a soft light all over the earth… 00:09:22 Boulton, Nicholas
6 3. Danilo's house lay between two mountains… 00:08:51 Boulton, Nicholas
7 4. The day broke, but without sunshine… 00:11:02 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 10
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1 Danilo looked more attentively… 00:09:31 Boulton, Nicholas
2 6. In a deep underground cellar… 00:08:11 Boulton, Nicholas
3 7. 'It is I, my daughter! It is I, my darling!' 00:12:58 Boulton, Nicholas
4 10. Lovely is the Dnieper in still weather… 00:09:28 Boulton, Nicholas
5 12. Far from the Ukraine, beyond Poland… 00:10:24 Boulton, Nicholas
6 14. An unheard-of marvel appeared… 00:09:31 Boulton, Nicholas
7 16. A crowd had gathered round… 00:08:30 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 11
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1 Ivan Fyodorovitch Shponka and his Aunt 00:11:53 Boulton, Nicholas
2 2. The Journey 00:11:02 Boulton, Nicholas
3 3. Auntie 00:08:00 Boulton, Nicholas
4 4. The Dinner 00:12:25 Boulton, Nicholas
5 5. Auntie's New Plans 00:07:58 Boulton, Nicholas
6 The fair-haired young lady remained… 00:07:20 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Old-World Landowners 00:13:36 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 12
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1 Afanasy Ivanovitch took very little interest… 00:09:28 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Sometimes, if it was fine weather… 00:11:12 Boulton, Nicholas
3 In fact they are unacquainted… 00:11:51 Boulton, Nicholas
4 At the end of the five years… 00:09:45 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Viy 00:09:46 Boulton, Nicholas
6 It was evening when they turned off… 00:10:32 Boulton, Nicholas
7 He was aware of an exhausting, unpleasant… 00:10:20 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 13
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1 The philosopher was extremely desirous… 00:07:44 Boulton, Nicholas
2 A drum and brass trumpets could be seen… 00:10:05 Boulton, Nicholas
3 He drew near, and clearing his throat… 00:10:01 Boulton, Nicholas
4 When Spirid had finished his story… 00:11:27 Boulton, Nicholas
5 The philosopher could not recover… 00:08:17 Boulton, Nicholas
6 The philosopher, hearing this, ran headlong… 00:09:35 Boulton, Nicholas
7 They drew near the church and stepped under… 00:07:15 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 14
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1 The Tale of how Ivan Ivanovitch quarelled… 00:11:38 Boulton, Nicholas
2 2. From which may be learned the object of Ivan… 00:09:47 Boulton, Nicholas
3 How is it you are hanging the clothes out…' 00:11:05 Boulton, Nicholas
4 3. What happened after the quarrel… 00:11:29 Boulton, Nicholas
5 4. Of what took place in the Mirgorod District… 00:11:25 Boulton, Nicholas
6 (2) This same unmannerly and ungentlemanly…' 00:10:10 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 15
The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Unabridge17:00:00
1 As soon as the secretary had finished reading… 00:08:04 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Well, Pyotr Fyodorovitch, I see nothing in all thi 00:08:22 Boulton, Nicholas
3 This petition produced its effect. 00:08:10 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Anton Prokofyevitch is fond of good fare… 00:07:21 Boulton, Nicholas
5 If Satan himself or a corpse had suddenly… 00:07:13 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Ivan Nikiforovitch was instantly aware… 00:06:33 Boulton, Nicholas
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