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.

Edition Notes

Series
Russkai͡a︡ klassicheskai͡a︡ literatura

Classifications

Library of Congress
PG3332 .M4 1947

The Physical Object

Pagination
177 p.
Number of pages
177

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6052673M
LC Control Number
49015771
OCLC/WorldCat
11229694

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