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Dead Souls

By Nikolai Gogol
Narrated by Arthur Morey / 15 hours 50 minutes

Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these "souls" as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Nikolai Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and, above all, the devilish con man Chichikov. Dead Souls, Russia's first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy. This version of Dead Souls is the translation by C. J. Hogarth.

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Author
Narrator Arthur Morey
ISBN 9781452671222
Length 15 hours 50 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #166,780 Overall
Genre rank #59,544 in Fiction & Literature