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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.73/3
Library of Congress
PG3333 .M4 1996b

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 287 p. ;
Number of pages
287

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL801764M
Internet Archive
deadsouls00gogo_632
ISBN 10
0300060998
LC Control Number
95038157
Library Thing
9964
Goodreads
119075

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April 6, 2014 Edited by ImportBot Added IA ID.
September 5, 2013 Edited by C. A. Russell merge authors
July 30, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
April 14, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the edition.
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.