The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol - Nevsky Prospect Summary & Analysis

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Nevsky Prospect Summary

Nevsky Prospect is a famous street in St. Petersburg with shops and businesses and many attractions that bring in local residents as well as tourists from many countries. One evening a shy young artist named Piskarev spots a beautiful young dark-haired woman and is encouraged by Lieutenant Pirogov to follow her. Pirogov is smitten with a blonde girl he notices. The dark-haired girl is the most heavenly creature Piskarev has ever seen. At first, Piskarev thinks the girl is annoyed by his following her and stays back. However, she smiles at him and beckons him. They come to a four-story building and enter an apartment inside. The place is in disarray and there are several young girls sitting around. Piskarev concludes unhappily that he has entered a brothel. Piskarev runs off back to Nevsky Prospect, returning to his apartment. He has...

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