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Dead Souls (Mertvye dushi) 42 editions

Cover of: Dead Souls (Mertvye dushi) by 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.

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42 editions First published in 1842

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Cover of: Almas muertas
Publish date unknown, Planeta
Almas muertas
Spanish in Spanish
Cover of: Pokhozhdenii͡a︡ Chichikova, ili, Mertvyi͡a︡ dushi
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1915, Frederick A. Stokes Co.
Dead souls
in English
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1915, Stokes
Dead souls
in English
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1916, Frederick A. Stokes Co.
Dead souls
in English - [3d ed.]
Cover of: Tschitschipows Reiseerlebnisse, oder Die toten Seelen
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1922, Chatto & Windus
Dead souls
in English
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1922, Chatto & Windus
Dead souls
in English
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1922, Chatto & Windus
Dead souls
in English
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1923, T. Fisher Unwin
Dead souls.
in English
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1923, A.A. Knopf
Dead souls
in English
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1931, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd., E.P. Dutton & co., inc.
Dead souls
in English
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1934, Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Khudozhestvennoi Literatury
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1936, The Modern library
Dead souls
in English
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1936, Modern Library
Dead souls
in English
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1944, International University Press
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1947, Goslitizdat
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1948, Rinehart
Dead souls
in English
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1948, Gos. izd-vo Khudozh. lit-ry
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1948, J. M. Dent, E. P. Dutton
Dead souls
in English
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1948, Hamish Hamilton
Dead souls
in English
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1948, Pantheon Books
Dead souls.
in English
Cover of: Les âmes mortes
1948, Tériade
Les âmes mortes
in French
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1952, Gos. izd-vo khud. lit-ry]
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1953, Gos izd-vo det. lit.-ry
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1957, Oxford University Press
Dead souls
in English
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1961, New American Library
Dead souls.
in English
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1961, Penguin Books
Dead souls
in English
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1964, Izdatel'stvo KhudozhestvennoiLiteratury
Mertvye dushi
in Russian
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1964, Washington Square Press
Dead souls.
in English
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1965, Modern Library
Dead souls.
in English
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1968, Heron
Dead souls
in English
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1968, distributed by Heron Books
Dead souls
in English
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1971, W. W. Norton
Dead souls
in English
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1985, W.W. Norton
Dead souls
in English
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1996, Yale University Press
Dead souls
in English
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1996, Pantheon Books
Dead souls
in English - 1st ed.
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1998, Oxford University Press
Dead souls
in English
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2003, Dover Publications
Dead souls
in English
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2004, Everyman's Library
Dead souls
in English
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2004, Penguin
Dead souls
in English
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2004, "Fortuna ĖL"
Mertvye dushi
in Russian

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