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Dead Souls: A Poem (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Gogol's tale of a dismissed civil servant turned unscrupulous confidence man is the most essentially Russian of all the great novels in Russian literature. With its rich and ebullient language, ironic twists, and cast of comedic characters, Dead Souls (1842) stands as one of the most dazzling and poetic masterpieces of the nineteenth century. This brilliant new translation by Christopher English is complemented by a superb introductory essay by the pre-eminent Gogol scholar, Robert Maguire.

Synopsis:

Although largely composed by Gogol during self-imposed exile in Italy in the late 1830s, this work remains perhaps the most essentially "Russian" of novels. The reader follows Chichikov, a dismissed civil servant turned confidence man, through the countryside in pursuit of his shady enterprise.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192818379
Subtitle:
A Poem
Editor:
English, Christopher
Introduction:
Maguire, Robert A.
Author:
null, Robert A.
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai Vasilyevich
Author:
Null, Christopher
Author:
Gogal, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Author:
null, Nikolai Vasilyevich
Author:
Maguire, Robert A.
Introduction:
Maguire, Robert A.
Author:
English, Christopher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Russia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19981119
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1 in 0.756 lb

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