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Dead Souls
by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol and Robert A. Maguire and Robert A. Maguire


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140448078
  • ISBN-10: 0140448071
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2004
  • Page Count: 512
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics

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