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Dead souls : an epic poem

Author: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Marc Chagall; Donald Rayfield
Publisher: London : Garnett Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 the 'souls' as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Illustrations
Named Person: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Marc Chagall; Donald Rayfield
ISBN: 9780953587872 0953587878
OCLC Number: 276223360
Description: 366 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Other Titles: Mertvye dushi.
Responsibility: Nikolai Gogol ; illustrated by Marc Chagall ; translated by Donald Rayfield.

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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 the 'souls' as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this 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. Dead Souls, Russia's first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy.

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