It's not typical Fyo, that's for sure. Apparently this is like Gogol, but I've only read one of his stories so I really don't know. It's quite funny but it lacks much of his later insight. He really gets (nervous/neurotic) people but in later works he manages to make this understanding more universal than it is here. I can tell it's an early work just by the style. I don't know what else to say about it. It's better than Poor Folk or White Nights, though not by much. It's still nothing like his later work.