Dead Souls

Product Number: EB00175012
Released: Jan 14, 2014
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ISBN: #9781590176559
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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An NYRB Classics Original The first of the great Russian novels and one of the indisputable masterpieces of world literature, Dead Souls is the tale of Chichikov, an affably cunning con man who causes consternation in a small Russian town when he shows up out of nowhere proposing to buy title to serfs who, though dead as doornails, are still property on paper. What can he have up his sleeve, the local landowners wonder, even as some rush to unload what isn't of any use to them anyway, while others seek to negotiate the best deal possible, and others yet hold on to their dead for dear life, since if somebody wants what you have then no matter what don't give it away. Chichikov's scheme soon encounters obstacles, but he is never without resource, and as he stumbles forward as best he can, Gogol paints a wonderfully comic picture of Russian life that also serves as a biting satire of a society as corrupt as it is cynical and silly. At once a wild phantasmagoria and a work of exacting realism, Dead Souls is a supremely living work of art that spills over with humor and passion and absurdity. Donald Rayfield's vigorous new translation corrects the mistakes and omissions of earlier versions while capturing the vivid speech rhythms of the original. It also offers a fuller text of the unfinished second part of the book by combining material from Gogol's two surviving drafts into a single compelling narrative. This is a tour de force of art and scholarship—and the most authoritative, accurate, and readable edition of Dead Souls available in English.

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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Original Publish Date: Jul 17, 2012

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Author(s): Nikolai Gogol
Narrator(s): Nicholas Boulton
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD46523
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
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): Tom Weiner
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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
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
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781988120683

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