Teacher Guide

The Overcoat Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Consider other works by Nicolai Gogol including Diary of a Madman, Christmas Eve, and The Gamblers.

Consider other works by classic Russian authors including The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

Consider pairing stories by Gogol with contemporary work like Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake or absurdist, socially conscious work by Shirley Jackson.

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