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Author: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Constance Garnett; Clifford Odets
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [1936]
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picaresque fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852.
Dead souls.
New York : Modern Library, 1936, ©1923
(OCoLC)569432740
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Constance Garnett; Clifford Odets
OCLC Number: 1283426
Notes: Translated by Constance Garnett.
"First Modern library edition."
Description: 265 pages ; 17 cm.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.
Other Titles: Mertvye dushi.
Responsibility: by Nikolai Gogol ; with an introduction by Clifford Odets.

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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 nineteenth-century Russia and a work of great symbolism, continues to inspire twenty-first century authors and readers.

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