Dead Souls (Compact Disc)

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By Nikolai Gogol, Tom Weiner (Read by), D. J. Hogarth (Translator)
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Regarded as the first great masterpiece of Russian literature, Dead Souls mixes realism and symbolism for a vivid and highly original portrait of Russian life. Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town with a bizarre but seductive proposition for local landowners. He proposes to buy the names of their serfs who have died but who are still registered on the census, thereby saving their owners from paying taxes on them. But what collateral will Chichikov receive for these "souls"? What dubious scheme lies behind his actions? Full of larger-than-life Dickensian characters--rogues and scoundrels, landowners and serfs, conniving petty officials, and the wily antihero Chichikov--Dead Souls is a devastating comic satire on social hypocrisy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433295157
ISBN-10: 1433295156
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Language: English