Taras Bulba

Sevenov September 2, 2022

Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol

Author: Nikolai Gogol | Published: 1835

Taras Bulba Synopsis

Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol is a novel about a Cossack warrior who fights against the Poles during the early years of the seventeenth century. The novel has been adapted into several films, most notably the Soviet film of the same name directed by Sergei Bondarchuk.

The novel is set in the Ukrainian steppe and tells the story of Taras Bulba, a Cossack chieftain, and his son Andriy. Taras Bulba is a brave warrior who is deeply committed to his people and their way of life. He is a strong leader who his men respect.

Andriy is a young Cossack who is in love with a Polish girl, Natalka, the daughter of a Polish nobleman.

Taras Bulba and his men are constantly at war with the Poles. The novel follows the Cossacks' many battles against the Poles and their personal lives.

About Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol is one of Russia's most beloved authors. He was born in 1809 in what is now Ukraine and his works often drew heavily on his Ukrainian roots and the Russian folklore that he grew up with. His writing style is highly satirical, sometimes darkly so, and he has been credited with helping to shape the literary landscape of 19th century Russia.

Gogol wrote primarily novels and short stories during his career, though he also wrote plays as well as essays on a variety of topics. His novels are widely renowned for their absurdist humor as well as their subtle social commentary. His most famous work, Dead Souls (1842), was considered highly controversial at the time but has since become a staple of Russian literature. Other notable works include "The Overcoat" (1842) and "The Nose" (1836). Find out more about Nikolai Gogol at sevenov.com.

Nikolai Gogol's Books on PageVio

NovelsDead Souls | Taras Bulba

PlaysThe Government Inspector | Marriage | The Gamblers

Short StoriesThe Mysterious Portrait | Diary of a Madman | The Nose | The Overcoat

Here's a full list of Nikolai Gogol's books.

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