Chichikov, a mid-level Imperial Russian bureaucrat, schemes to line his own pockets by buying "dead souls" from the landowners of a small town and then representing the souls as alive in order to secure a loan. When his scheme is revealed, Chichikov flees before he can be arrested, taking his plot to another unsuspecting town. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.
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