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Dead Souls
by Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol and Dover Thrift Editions


Overview - A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater community with a bizarre proposition for the local landowners: cash for their "dead souls," the serfs who have died in their service and for whom they must continue to pay taxes until the next census. The landowner receives a payment and a relief of his tax burden, and the stranger receives " what?" Gogol's comic masterpiece offers a vast and satirical painting of the Russian panorama as it traces the path and encounters of its mysterious protagonist in pursuit of his dubious scheme.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater community with a bizarre proposition for the local landowners: cash for their "dead souls," the serfs who have died in their service and for whom they must continue to pay taxes until the next census. The landowner receives a payment and a relief of his tax burden, and the stranger receives " what?" Gogol's comic masterpiece offers a vast and satirical painting of the Russian panorama as it traces the path and encounters of its mysterious protagonist in pursuit of his dubious scheme. "Dead Souls, " regarded as both a realistic portrait of 19th-century Russia and a work of great symbolism, continues to inspire 21st century authors and readers."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780486426822
  • ISBN-10: 0486426823
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: June 2003
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP

Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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