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Dead Souls

Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol
Paperback
Publication Date: 24/11/2004
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Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these souls as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and, above all, the devilish con man Chichikov. Dead Souls, Russia s first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy.
ISBN:
9780140448078
9780140448078
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
24-11-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x23mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol was a Russian writer and dramatist. He was born in the Ukraine in 1809.

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