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Gogol: Government Inspector

byNikolai Vasilievich GogolEditorW. Harrison

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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Revizor is the great comic masterpiece of nineteenth- century Russian theatre. Its central role, that of Khlestakov - the opportunistic yarn-spinner who is mistaken by provincial officials for a government inspector from St. Petersburg - has attracted performances from such western comic actors as Danny Kaye, Tony Hancock and Rick Mayall, as well as mainstays of the Russian theatre. This sweeping satire of Russian bureaucratic life directs its message, conveyed in apocalyptic undertones, at audiences from all backgrounds.
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...
Title:Gogol: Government InspectorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.52 × 5.46 × 0.49 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:1853992534

ISBN - 13:9781853992537

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