Dead Souls

Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/08/2017

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A mysterious stranger named Chichikov arrives in a small provincial Russian town and proceeds to visit a succession of landowners, making each of them an unusual and somewhat macabre proposition. He offers to buy the rights to the dead serfs who are still registered on the landowner's estate, thus reducing their liability for taxes. It is not clear what Chichikov's intentions are with the dead serfs he is purchasing, and despite his attempts to ingratiate himself, his strange behaviour arouses the suspicions of everyone in the town.A biting satire of social pretensions and pomposity, Dead Souls has been revered since its original publication in 1842 as one of the funniest and most brilliant novels of nineteenth-century Russia. Its unflinching and remorseless depiction of venality in Russian society is a lasting tribute to Gogol's comic genius.
ISBN:
9781847496287
9781847496287
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-08-2017
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Nikolai Gogol

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

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