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Dead Souls
by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol and Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Overview - Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp.  Read more...

 
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More About Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
 
 
 
Overview
Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls"--deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them--we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. This lively, idiomatic English version by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky makes accessible the full extent of the novel's lyricism, sulphurous humor, and delight in human oddity and error.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679776444
  • ISBN-10: 0679776443
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 1997
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.18 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds

Series: Vintage Classics

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Books > Fiction > Classics
Books > Literary Criticism > Russian & Former Soviet Union

 
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