Radiospektakl´ ´´Shinel´´´ po odnoimennoj povesti Nikolaja Vasil´evicha Gogolja. Vhodit v cikl ´´Peterburgskie povesti´´. Pervaja publikacija sostojalas´ v 1842 godu. Povest´ rasskazyvaet o zhizni tak nazyvaemogo ´´malen´kogo cheloveka´´. Glavnyj geroj povesti - Akakij Akakievich Bashmachkin, bednyj tituljarnyj sovetnik iz Peterburga. On revnostno vypolnjal svoi objazannosti, ochen´ ljubil ruchnoe perepisyvanie bumag, no v obshhem rol´ ego v departamente byla ochen´ neznachitel´na, iz-za chego nad nim neredko smejalis´ molodye chinovniki. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Maxim Shtraukh, Yury Chernovolenko, Alexey Gribov, Vsevolod Yakut, Georgy Vitsin, Nikolay Pejko. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000538/bk_agen_000538_sample.mp3.
Nicolai Gogol´s classic ghost story set in the streets of St. Petersburg in the 19th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Shrewsday. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036029/bk_acx0_036029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of stories by the great Russian writer Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) contains a selection of brilliant stories that show listeners just why he is considered among the best short story writers of all time. Enjoy three of his best: ´´The Overcoat´´, ´´The Lost Letter´´, and ´´May Night, or the Drowned Maiden´´.Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Piotr Korshunkov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000019/bk_agen_000019_sample.mp3.
Fiction´s Overcoat:Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy Edith W. Clowes
The writer who did most to establish prose as a force in Russian literary culture was Nikolai Gogol. Gogol´s example combined with the pronouncements of the literary critics of the period, established prose as the literary medium of the future. Fyodor Dostoevsky is supposed to have said, referring to himself and his fellow Realists, ´´We have all come out from under Gogol´s ´Overcoat´´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000062/bk_jimc_000062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Michael Redgrave present a collection of classic Russian fiction including ´´The Overcoat´´, ´´The Queen of Spades´´, and ´´A Day in the Country.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000246/bk_slnd_000246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being ´´about´´ anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the ´´thing´´ in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century. One after another, from Pushkin to Chekhov, some of the greatest writers who have ever lived emerged from the steppes, forests, and cities of Mother Russia. Selections in Volume I: In ´´The Shot´´, by Alexander Pushkin, a duel is postponed so that it may be continued at a more propitious time. ´´The Overcoat´´, by Nikolai Gogol, is the hilarious tale of a lowly bureaucrat who suddenly finds himself in need of a new overcoat. ´´The Tryst´´, by Ivan Turgenev, is a gorgeous, masterfully written first person narrative of a hunter who overhears two young people: one who loves and one who does not. In ´´The Wedding´´, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, when a man is invited to a children´s ball, he witnesses an amazing incident. Five years later, a posh wedding clarifies everything. In ´´A Prisoner in the Caucasus´´, by Leo Tolstoy, Tartar rebels take a Russian officer prisoner in order to collect a ransom. But the officer´s one thought throughout his cruel ordeal is to escape. In ´´An Upheaval´´, by Anton Chekhov, a young governess accused of theft learns the identity of the real culprit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000045/bk_acon_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Orson Welles starring in ‘The Queen of Spades’, adapted from the original tale by Alexander Pushkin and Michael Redgrave starring in ´The Overcoat´ adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood. Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: ´´vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio) ´´Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph) ´´Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph) ´´Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won´t hear their like again.” (Sunday Times) ´´A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hmld/000014/bk_hmld_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Queen of Spades is the best known and probably the best of all Russian short stories. It confronts the great riches of a few and the impoverishment of the many in the form of the assistant to the fabulously rich and old Countess; Hermann, who seeks great wealth through any means; and the countess´s knowledge of how to win one´s fortune on three cards. The denouement is worthy of being considered one of the finest in literature. As a great critic said, Gogol´s ´´The Overcoat´´ may have been the great work that inspired Russian authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, but the ´´Queen of Spades´´ inspired all of literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000113/bk_smag_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.