Dead Souls

Product Number: EB00796513
Released: Dec 04, 2019
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ISBN: #9780486114071
Publisher: Dover Publications
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A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater community with a bizarre proposition for the local landowners: cash for their "dead souls," the serfs who have died in their service and for whom they must continue to pay taxes until the next census. The landowner receives a payment and a relief of his tax burden, and the stranger receives — what? Gogol's comic masterpiece offers the answer in a vast and satirical painting of the Russian panorama, as it traces the path and encounters of its mysterious protagonist, Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, in pursuit of his dubious scheme. The plot of Dead Souls is reputed to have been inspired by an actual episode related to the author by his friend, the poet Pushkin. Although intended as a three-part novel, only the first part and a few fragments of a draft of the second part exist; Gogol completed and destroyed the second part, and died in the course of his ascetic preparations for writing the third. Some readers consider his novel a realistic portrait of nineteenth-century Russia; others regard it as a work of great symbolism, proclaiming the trickster Chichikov an accurate image of commercial travelers the world over, whose success rests less upon their actual wares than on their grasp of human nature and powers of persuasion. Among the greatest nineteenth-century Russian novels, Dead Souls continues to inspire twenty-first century authors and readers.

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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Jun 14, 2012

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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Narrator(s): Nicholas Boulton
Genre: Classics
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Released: Oct 01, 2019
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ISBN: #9781094015620
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Narrator(s): Arthur Morey
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Released: Mar 20, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Narrator(s): Arthur Morey
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Released: Mar 25, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452621227
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Narrator(s): Tom Weiner
Product Number Z100094601
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483058283
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Narrator(s): Nicholas Boulton
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100107158
Released: May 17, 2017
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781980538
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Product Number EB00171774
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307797810
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00308571
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443435468
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Product Number EB00667799
Released: Apr 26, 2016
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504035422
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Product Number EB00175012
Released: Jan 14, 2014
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Publisher: NYRB Classics
ISBN: #9781590176559
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677705
Released: Jul 13, 2016
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Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627939171
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Product Number EB00628589
Released: Nov 30, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781988120683

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