• publisher: Feedbooks
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  • description: Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls"--deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them--we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition.
  • language: en
  • creator: Nikolai Gogol
  • title: Dead Souls
  • source: Project Gutenberg
  • meta: {'content': 'book-cover', 'name': 'cover'}
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  • date: ['1842', '2006-12-14']
  • identifier: ['urn:uuid:79f8d4bc-043b-11e3-ac9a-001cc0a62c0b', 'http://www.feedbooks.com/book/12']
  • subject: ['Fiction', 'Literary']
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