Mertvye dushi
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

About the Book

Dead Souls is a socially critical black comedy. Set in Russia before the emancipation of serfs in 1861, the "dead souls" are dead serfs still being counted by landowners as property, as well as referring to the landowners' morality. Through surreal and often dark comedy, Gogol criticizes Russian society after the Napoleonic Wars. He intended to also offer solutions to the problems he satirized, but died before he ever completed the second part of what was intended to be a trilogy. The work famously ends mid-sentence.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.733

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL13665526M

Buy this book

Add an ISBN in order to link to booksellers


History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS
September 5, 2013 Edited by C. A. Russell merge authors
December 9, 2009 Edited by WorkBot link works
June 9, 2009 Edited by EdwardBot avoid redirects on authors
May 14, 2009 Edited by EdwardBot merge authors
August 30, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Talis MARC record.