The publication includes collections of stories by N.V. Gog*************) "Evenings on a farm near Dykanka" (1831-1832) and "Myrhorod" (1835), which initiated the literary recognition of the writer. In these works, Gogol recreated a wonderful and fabulous image of Ukraine, enhanced by the plots of ancient legends, poeticized by the magical colorfulness of the Ukrainian word.
The stories of Rudohy Pank became for their time a real encyclopedia of everyday life, customs, morals, features of the national outlook, mythology and folklore of Ukrainians.
The collection includes illustrations created in the 19th and 20th centuries. famous artists Ivan Kramsky, Hilarion Pryanishnikov, Konstantin and Volodymyr Makovsky, Mykhailo and Dmytro Chichagov, Konstantin Trutovsky, etc.