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Dead Souls

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Chichikov, an amusing and often confused schemer, buys deceased serfs' names from landholders' poll tax lists hoping to mortgage them for profit.
Authors: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852
Uniform Title: Mertvye dushi. English
Title: Dead souls
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997, c1996
Edition: 1st Vintage classics ed
Characteristics: xxiv, 402 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nikolai Gogol ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Summary: Chichikov, an amusing and often confused schemer, buys deceased serfs' names from landholders' poll tax lists hoping to mortgage them for profit.
Additional Contributors: Pevear, Richard 1943-
Volokhonsky, Larissa
ISBN: 0679776443
9780679776444
Branch Call Number: FICTION GOGOL 1997
Subject Headings: Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917 Fiction
Genre/Form: Satire
Russian literature-Translations into English
Humorous fiction
LCCN: 95024357
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Bulgakov himself commissioned a play on this novel he liked it so much. If the character of Chichikov doesn't make you laugh, check your pulse. Black humor and politics mesh into a powerful novel-length manifesto.


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