The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol - The Nose Summary & Analysis

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The Nose Summary

Ivan Yakovlevich, the barber, prepares to eat a loaf of bread for breakfast one morning. When he cuts it in half, there is something white in the middle. It turns out to be a nose. His wife accuses him of cutting someone's nose off. The barber recognizes the nose as one of his clients, the collegiate assessor Kovalev. Ivan suggests he will put the nose in the corner but his wife, Praskovya, will not hear of it. So instead, Ivan wraps up the nose and tells his wife he will dispose of it. Ivan walks all over town with it and has a hard time getting rid of it. In one instance he drops it and another man wanting to be helpful tells him he dropped something. Finally, he goes across the St. Isaac's Bridge and at the top of the...

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