The Carriage

Sevenov September 2, 2022

The Carriage by Nikolai Gogol

Author: Nikolai Gogol | Published: 1836

The Carriage Synopsis


The town of B—— had become very lively since a cavalry regiment had taken up its quarters in it. Up to that date it had been mortally wearisome there. When you happened to pass through the town and glanced at its little mud houses with their incredibly gloomy aspect, the pen refuses to express what you felt. You suffered a terrible uneasiness as if you had just lost all your money at play, or had committed some terrible blunder in company. The plaster covering the houses, soaked by the rain, had fallen away in many places from their walls, which from white had become streaked and spotted, whilst old reeds served to thatch them.

About Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol was a Russian author, playwright and satirist who rose to fame during the 19th century. His unique style of writing is credited for influencing many of the great modern day authors. He is remembered for his works such as "Dead Souls," "The Overcoat," and "The Government Inspector."

Gogol wrote a variety of genres, but he was most famous for his use of satire to criticize aspects of Russian culture and politics in his time. His work often included dark humor and irony that highlighted the absurdity of life in Russia at that time. Gogol's works have been translated into many languages, making him one of the world's most beloved authors. He remains a major influence on literature worldwide, particularly among postmodernists who cite him as an inspiration for their own work. Find out more about Nikolai Gogol at

Nikolai Gogol's Books on PageVio

Short Stories: The Fair at Sorochyntsi | St. John's Eve | May Night, or the Drowned Maiden | The Lost Letter: A Tale Told by the Sexton of the N...Church | The Night Before Christmas | A Terrible Vengeance | Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt | A Bewitched Place | The Old World Landowners | The Viy | How the Two Ivans Quarrelled | The Mysterious Portrait | Nevsky Prospekt | Diary of a Madman | The Nose | The Carriage | The Overcoat

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

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