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

Translation of Mertvye dushi.

Series
The Norton library, N600

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.7/3/3
Library of Congress
PZ3.G558 D40, PG3333.M4 D40

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 464 p.
Number of pages
464

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5294922M
ISBN 10
039300600X
LC Control Number
72030178
OCLC/WorldCat
209239
Library Thing
9964
Goodreads
1095081

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