Dead Souls

Author: Nikolay Gogol
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141906782
Release Date: 2004-07-29
Genre: Fiction

Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these 'souls' as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and, above all, the devilish con man Chichikov. Dead Souls, Russia's first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy.

Dead Souls

Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429908033
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Fiction

Weary, wary, hard-drinking Detective John Rebus returns in author Ian Rankin's internationally acclaimed, award-winning series. As complex and unpredictable as the brooding mists that envelop his Edinburgh beat, Rebus is ever resourceful and determined--but this time, vulnerable and challenged as never before, with complications in his personal life, and events that shake him to the depths of his being.... A colleague's suicide. Pedophiles. A missing child. A serial killer. You never know your luck, muses Rebus. Driven by instinct and experience, he searches for connections, against official skepticism. But at night, unsoothed by whiskey, Rebus faces his ghosts--and the prospect of his daughter's possibly permanent paralysis. Soldiering through dank, desperate slums and the tony flats of the Scottish chic, Rebus uncovers a chain of crime, deceit, and hidden sins--knowing it's himself he's really trying to save.... Ian Rankin's Dead Souls is "crime writing of the highest order" (Daily Express).

Dead Souls

Author: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 9781465525383
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Russia


Dead Souls

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307797810
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Genre: Fiction

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. This lively, idiomatic English version by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky makes accessible the full extent of the novel's lyricism, sulphurous humor, and delight in human oddity and error.

Dead Souls

Author: Michael Laimo
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company
ISBN: 0843957603
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

Johnny Petrie has just inherited an estate in Maine, but when he arrives to claim the house, he learns of the past owner's attempts to find eternal life through a macabre ritual--a ritual he is still trying to complete, even after his death. Original.

Dead Souls Annotated with Biography

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 9781610427388
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Humor

Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

Designing Dead Souls

Author: Susanne Fusso
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804720495
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism

This strikingly original work presents an integral and inclusive explanatory model for the elusive narrative strategies of Gogol's Dead Souls; in the process, it draws larger conclusions about Gogol's creative methods and aesthetic concerns. Throughout his career, Gogol manifests two seemingly contradictory urges: the urge toward order, system, clarity and wholeness, and the urge toward disorder, disruption, obscurity, and fragmentation. The author seeks to make a system, an anatomy, of Gogol's impulses toward disorder and disruption in Dead Souls in all their various and distinctive aspects. In anatomizing Gogolian disorder, she explores the mythology of creativity and lying in Gogol; his (at least literary) fear of the family; the relation between the uses of obscurity in Dead Souls and the poetry of Russian Sentimentalism, especially Zhukovskii's; Dead Souls as parable; and the mutually subversive relation between ¹ction and non¹ction in Gogol.

Dead Souls

Author: Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781442904651
Release Date: 2008-11-05
Genre: Fiction


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Author: Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781442904279
Release Date: 2008-11-05
Genre: Fiction

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Dead Souls

Author: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ
Publisher: Everymans Library
ISBN: 9781400043194
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

In this comic classic of Russian literature, Chichikov, an amusing and often confused schemer, buys deceased serfs' names from landlords' poll tax lists hoping to mortgage them for profit.

Dead Souls

Author: Varian Krylov
Publisher: Excessica Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date: 2010-02-14
Genre: Fiction

Paul stole more than Lena's innocence'he stole her life. Years later, Lena'or something like her'has returned to hunt him down and make him pay.

Dead Souls

Author: Elsebeth Egholm
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755398157
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Fiction

On All Hallows' Eve, ex-convict Peter Boutrup is visiting his best friend's grave when her estranged mother appears. Her son, Magnus, has disappeared, and she begs Peter to look for him. The next day a young nun is pulled out of the moat at the convent in Djursland. She has been garrotted and Peter, who works there as a carpenter, was the last person to see her alive. Meanwhile, diver Kir Røjel finds an old box resting on the seabed. Inside are human bones. They are sixty years old, but the victim had also been garrotted. While Peter is looking for Magnus, Detective Mark Bille Hansen is assigned to the case. He is determined to link the bones in the box with the girl in the moat - but the hunt for the truth leads both he and Peter down a path so dark, they fear they may never return.

Dead Souls

Author: Michael Laimo
Publisher: Voodoo Press
ISBN: 9783902802750
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Fiction

Für den achtzehnjährigen Johnny Petrie stellt das heruntergekommene Farmhaus in Maine einen Ausweg dar. Laut einem Brief hat ihm ein unbekannter Mann ein Anwesen vererbt. Johnny wird bewusst, dass er endlich der Hölle auf Erden, seiner fanatisch religiösen Mutter und seinem stets betrunkenen Vater, entkommen kann. Er weiß nicht, dass die Hölle, in die er sich begibt, noch viel, viel schlimmer wird ... Dieser Roman wurde verfilmt. Seit 2014 sind sowohl die deutschsprachige DVD als auch Blu-ray im Handel erhältlich.

Dead Souls

Author: Nikolái Gogol
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520920229
Release Date: 2017-03-24
Genre:

Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The purpose of the novel was to demonstrate the flaws and faults of the Russian mentality and character. Gogol masterfully portrayed those defects through Paul Ivanovitch Chichikov (the main character) and the people whom he encounters in his endeavours. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.