Dead Souls

Dead Souls

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Dead Souls by Edward Lee, Nikolai Gogol

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151399678
Publisher: Edward Lee
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 765 KB

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