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The Twelve Chairs (European Classics)

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Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist living by his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia. He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has returned to his hometown to find a cache of missing jewels which were hidden in some chairs that have been appropriated by the Soviet authorities. The search for the bejeweled chairs takes these unlikely heroes from the provinces to Moscow to the wilds of Soviet Georgia and the Trans-caucasus mountains; on their quest they encounter a wide variety of characters: from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to aging survivors of the prerevolutionary propertied classes, each one more selfish, venal, and ineffective than the one before.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810114845
Translator:
Richardson, John H. C.
Author:
Richardson, John H.
Translator:
Richardson, John H. C.
Author:
Friedberg, Maurice
Author:
Petrov, Evgeni I.
Author:
Richardson, John H. C.
Author:
Dovich, Arnold
Author:
Ilf
Author:
Petrov
Author:
Il'f, Il'ia
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Translated
Edition Description:
Translated
Series:
European Classics
Series Volume:
241-95
Publication Date:
19970402
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
395
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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