DEAD SOULS by Nikolai GogolDEAD SOULS by Nikolai Gogol


byNikolai Gogol

Paperback | June 9, 2003

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A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater community with a bizarre proposition for the local landowners: cash for their "dead souls," the serfs who have died in their service. Gogol's comic masterpiece offers a vast and satirical painting of 19th-century Russia. A work of great symbolism, it continues to inspire 21st-century authors and readers.

About The Author

Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol was born in 1809 in the Ukraine. His father was an amateur playwright who had a small estate with a number of serfs. From the ages of 12 to 19, young Gogol attended a boarding school where he became known for his sharp wit and ability to amuse his classmates. After school he worked as a government clerk. He soo...
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Title:DEAD SOULSFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 9, 2003Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486426823

ISBN - 13:9780486426822

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Customer Reviews of DEAD SOULS


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great I had forgotten how good it was
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unsure ... I have a hard time finishing "unfinished" novels - and this took a really long time to finish, and made it more of a chore than an immersive experience, as the best fiction is. But likely it's me, not Gogol. Three stars for this reading experience; I'll have to reread it again in the future.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Couldn't get into this - it's likely me and not you Gogol. Maybe we'll try it again in the future. Reading is such a mood thing - hence the problem with long novels ...
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very unique #plumreview A great satire with a fantastic eye for detail of the 19th century Russian experience. Just the idea of buying serfs who are deceased should be intriguing enough to give it a shit.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! Recommended piece of Russian Literature!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Couldn't finish it I gave up on this one half way through - I think knowing it was incomplete made me feel justified in doing so. I had a hard time caring, even though I vaguely intrigued as to why the protagonist was buying dead serfs. Maybe one day I'll get back to it. Not as engaging as Gogol's classic short stories - check those out!
Date published: 2016-11-06