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.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.G558 D5

The Physical Object

Pagination
2 v.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6651602M
Internet Archive
deadsoulspoem01gogo
LC Control Number
23001752
OCLC/WorldCat
4650748
Library Thing
9964
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