Dead Souls

Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/11/2004

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One of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy

Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make 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 reinvent 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.

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ISBN:
9780140448078
9780140448078
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
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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