Cover of: Dead souls | 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii).
Originally published: New York : Pantheon, 1996.

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.73/3
Library of Congress
PG3333 .M4 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxii, 443 p. ;
Number of pages
443

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3306224M
ISBN 10
1400043190, 1857152808
LC Control Number
2004050615
Library Thing
9964
Goodreads
19108
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