The Government Inspector by Nikolai GogolThe Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol

The Government Inspector

byNikolai GogolTranslated byStephen Mulrine

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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The ever-topical satire of small-town corruption and cravenness.
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:The Government InspectorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 6.32 × 4.19 × 0.26 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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Bumbling and inefficient town officials are thrown into a panic when they learn that a Government Inspector is coming, perhaps incognito. When a well-dressed rogue arrives, he realizes he is presumed to be the Inspector and takes advantage of the officials' dinners, bribes, etc. When the officials realize their mistake -- just after the rogue leaves -- the real Inspector arrives.