Dead Souls

Dead Souls

Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls"--deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them--we are introduced… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1842

Translator: D. J. Hogarth

Word count: 115,799 words (≈ about 8 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg

Copyright: Public Domain

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