Dead Souls (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dead Souls (Dover Thrift Editions)


A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater neighborhood with a weird and wonderful proposition for the neighborhood landowners: funds for his or her "dead souls," the serfs who've died of their provider and for whom they have to proceed to pay taxes until eventually the subsequent census. The landowner gets a cost and a aid of his tax burden, and the stranger gets — what? Gogol's comedian masterpiece bargains an unlimited and satirical portray of the Russian landscape because it strains the trail and encounters of its mysterious protagonist in pursuit of his doubtful scheme. Dead Souls, considered as either a pragmatic portrait of 19th-century Russia and a piece of serious symbolism, keeps to encourage twenty first century authors and readers.

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