Ep. 713, The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol

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A copyist, a tailor, and an official each demonstrate the cracks in Tsarist Russian society. Nikolai Gogol, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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And now for something completely different.

Today’s story is from Ukranian-born author Nikolai Gogol, and it exposes the various weaknesses of life in Tsarist Russia. Akakii Akakievich is a simple poor man, who is doing everything as he should, following all the rules. Watch how his social status ebbs and flows, as the people in his life help him, or don’t.

And now, The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol.

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