ISBN 9780140448078,Dead Souls

Dead Souls

Author:

Nikolai Gogol

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Rs399

Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 2004
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140448078

ISBN-10 0140448071
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 512 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making 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 these souls as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient 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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