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. [xxxviii]-xxxix).

Series
Oxford world's classics, Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.73/3
Library of Congress
PG3333 .M4 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
448 p. ;
Number of pages
448

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL351135M
ISBN 10
0192818376
LC Control Number
98010537
Library Thing
9964
Goodreads
557417

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