Dead Souls

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Product Number: Z100094601
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483058283
Narrator/s: Tom Weiner
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Regarded as the first great masterpiece of Russian literature, Dead Souls mixes realism and symbolism for a vivid and highly original portrait of Russian life. Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town with a bizarre but seductive proposition for local landowners. He proposes to buy the names of their serfs who have died but who are still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them. But what collateral will Chichikov receive for these "souls"? Full of larger-than-life Dickensian characters-rogues and scoundrels, landowners and serfs, conniving petty officials, and the wily antihero Chichikov-Dead Souls is a devastating comic satire on social hypocrisy.

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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Jul 23, 2009

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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
Product Number DD0233
Released: Mar 20, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452601229
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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): Nicholas Boulton
Genre: Classics
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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
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627939171
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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Product Number EB00628589
Released: Nov 30, 2015
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Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781988120683

Professional reviews

"Considered one of the great novels in the Russian canon, this book is a symbolic snapshot of nineteenth-century Russian life, and an intense literary experience. The story revolves around Chichikov, a man who comes to a Russian town to buy the souls of dead peasants who are still listed on the census, setting in motion a story of greed and distrust. Narrator Tom Weiner has a deep, robust, nasally tinged voice that captures the tone of the book at the beginning, but he doesn't vary his pitch and characters enough to keep the work moving. He also reads a bit too quickly; slowing down would allow us to more easily digest the philosophical aspects of the story. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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