The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol Setting & Symbolism

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The Three Knolls, appears in St. John's Eve

The Devil leads the main character, Petrus, to the three knolls, a magical forest that contains flowers with special powers and that lead Petrus to the gold he is seeking.

St. Petersburg, appears in The Night Before Christmas

St. Petersburg is the site of the tsarina's palace where Valuka travels to get a pair of the tsarina's shoes for Oksana.

Kiev, appears in The Terrible Vengeance

Kiev is the setting for the grand wedding celebration of the son of the Cossack Captain Gorobets.

Mirogorod, The Ukraine, appears in The Story of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforo

The court house in Mirogorod in the Ukraine is where Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich file criminal complaints against each other.

Tavrichesky Garden, appears in The Nose

Tavrichesky Garden is one of the locations where Kovalev's missing nose is rumored to be...

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