Paperback. Pub Date: 1992 Pages: 112 Publisher: Dover Publications Four works by the great 19th-century Russian author: The Nose. A savage satire of Russia's incompetent bureaucrats; Old-Fashioned Farmers. a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion; The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich. one of Gogol's most famous comic stories; and The Overcoat. widely considered a masterpiece of form.