Dead Souls (Annotated)

Author: Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

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Annotated Edition "Dead Souls" is the story of Chichikov, a young middle-class gentleman who comes to a small town with a dubious plan to improve his wealth and position in life. He begins by spending beyond his means on the premise that he can impress the local officials and gain standing and connections in the community that will give him the capacity to live easily into the future. At the heart of his plan is the idea of acquiring "dead souls" or more explicitly serfs of landowners who have died since the last census. Since the taxes of landowners are based upon the number of serfs that they employ, Chichikov believes that the landowners will be all too happy to part with these "dead souls". A satirical gem, Gogol's "Dead Souls" exemplifies his particular gift of exhibiting the true failings of humanity in all their absurdity.
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Dead Souls (Annotated with Biography)

Author: Nikolai Gogol

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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.

Dead Souls (Annotated)

Author: Nikolai Gogol

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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...

Dead Souls Annotated (Wordsworth Classics)

Author: Nikolai Gogol

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Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is a work of prose poetry about the protagonist, Tchitchikov, who purchases dead souls to become wealthy. The story takes place in the 1800s, in post-Napoleonic Russia. At the time, there were landowners and serfs. Landownersowned the serfs, so wealth was determined, not by the amount of land he owned, but by the number of souls he owned-the serfs. Gogol uses satire to comment on the noble class of Russian society.As serfs perish, Tchitchikov travels through the countryside, buying dead souls. He buys dead souls because he can get them for less money, allowing him to increase his wealth and, therefore, his social standing. Tchitchikov starts out in a town referred to as "N." Everyone in the town is excited about his arrival, because he is a stranger. His background is in academia, and no one there knows why he has come to N. The people like him immediately, and he soon receives many invitations to visit friends throughout the countryside.The first person Tchitchikov calls on is Manilov. Manilov is so eager to become friends with the charismatic and well-liked Tchitchikov, he offers to sell him souls without putting up much of a fuss. He plans to visit a character named Sobakevitch next, but before he can get there, a storm strikes. Madame Korobotchka provides him shelter during the storm, and they get to talking. He wants to buy her dead souls, and she agrees to sell them. He sets out after that to see Sobakevitch.Tchitchikov is delayed again when he stops in at a tavern. There he meets Nozdroyov, whom he also met in the town of N. Nozdroyov convinces Tchitchikov to visit him at his house, and he agrees. There, they eat and drink, and Tchitchikov reveals his plan to buy dead souls, but he regrets revealing his secret as soon as he says it. Nozdroyov turns rude and tells Tchitchikov that he will not sell him souls. He tries to get him to play a game of cards, and when Tchitchikov refuses, Nozdroyov tries to attack him. Tchitchikov is saved when the police arrive to arrest Nozdroyov. As it happens, he had been in a brawl a few nights before. The arrest allows Tchitchikov to escape.When he returns to town, he is impressed with his good fortune. He now owns more than four hundred dead souls, and when the other people of N learn about it, they are impressed that he has become so wealthy. He becomes the center of society's focus, and at a ball held by one of the townspeople, everyone is talking about him. But when Nozdroyov shows up, he begins to rant about dead souls and Tchitchikov. Everyone else in attendance is confused; they do not understand what Nozdroyov is trying to tell them.The next day, Tchitchikov is feeling under the weather. His sickness stops him from visiting others. Madam Korobotchka comes to N, believing that he charged her too much for her dead souls. Soon, people switch from saying nice things about him to bad things about him. In addition to their talk about his buying dead souls, they spread other rumors about him. Tchitchikov flees the town in embarrassment.After fleeing, he does not give up his mission to buy dead souls. In town after town, he meets rich friends and gets into their circles of power and money. He soon transitions into doing anything for money, not just buying dead souls. He comes up with scheme after scheme to get his hands on money, and fast, so that his influence in society can continue to grow. Finally, he stoops to stealing from a dying woman. This leads to his arrest, though because of his influential friends, he is released despite the charges against him.A prominent theme in Dead Souls is immorality. Tchitchikov starts out doing something that some would consider harmless enough. Yes, he is buying dead souls in order to own more souls but pay less for them, but though he does not advertise his plans, the people selling the souls do not seem to mind.

Dead Souls "Annotated" Classic Literature & Fiction

Author: Nikolai Gogol

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Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is a work of prose poetry about the protagonist, Tchitchikov, who purchases dead souls to become wealthy. The story takes place in the 1800s, in post-Napoleonic Russia. At the time, there were landowners and serfs. Landownersowned the serfs, so wealth was determined, not by the amount of land he owned, but by the number of souls he owned-the serfs. Gogol uses satire to comment on the noble class of Russian society.As serfs perish, Tchitchikov travels through the countryside, buying dead souls. He buys dead souls because he can get them for less money, allowing him to increase his wealth and, therefore, his social standing. Tchitchikov starts out in a town referred to as "N." Everyone in the town is excited about his arrival, because he is a stranger. His background is in academia, and no one there knows why he has come to N. The people like him immediately, and he soon receives many invitations to visit friends throughout the countryside.The first person Tchitchikov calls on is Manilov. Manilov is so eager to become friends with the charismatic and well-liked Tchitchikov, he offers to sell him souls without putting up much of a fuss. He plans to visit a character named Sobakevitch next, but before he can get there, a storm strikes. Madame Korobotchka provides him shelter during the storm, and they get to talking. He wants to buy her dead souls, and she agrees to sell them. He sets out after that to see Sobakevitch.Tchitchikov is delayed again when he stops in at a tavern. There he meets Nozdroyov, whom he also met in the town of N. Nozdroyov convinces Tchitchikov to visit him at his house, and he agrees. There, they eat and drink, and Tchitchikov reveals his plan to buy dead souls, but he regrets revealing his secret as soon as he says it. Nozdroyov turns rude and tells Tchitchikov that he will not sell him souls. He tries to get him to play a game of cards, and when Tchitchikov refuses, Nozdroyov tries to attack him. Tchitchikov is saved when the police arrive to arrest Nozdroyov. As it happens, he had been in a brawl a few nights before. The arrest allows Tchitchikov to escape.When he returns to town, he is impressed with his good fortune. He now owns more than four hundred dead souls, and when the other people of N learn about it, they are impressed that he has become so wealthy. He becomes the center of society's focus, and at a ball held by one of the townspeople, everyone is talking about him. But when Nozdroyov shows up, he begins to rant about dead souls and Tchitchikov. Everyone else in attendance is confused; they do not understand what Nozdroyov is trying to tell them.The next day, Tchitchikov is feeling under the weather. His sickness stops him from visiting others. Madam Korobotchka comes to N, believing that he charged her too much for her dead souls. Soon, people switch from saying nice things about him to bad things about him. In addition to their talk about his buying dead souls, they spread other rumors about him. Tchitchikov flees the town in embarrassment.After fleeing, he does not give up his mission to buy dead souls. In town after town, he meets rich friends and gets into their circles of power and money. He soon transitions into doing anything for money, not just buying dead souls. He comes up with scheme after scheme to get his hands on money, and fast, so that his influence in society can continue to grow. Finally, he stoops to stealing from a dying woman. This leads to his arrest, though because of his influential friends, he is released despite the charges against him.A prominent theme in Dead Souls is immorality. Tchitchikov starts out doing something that some would consider harmless enough. Yes, he is buying dead souls in order to own more souls but pay less for them, but though he does not advertise his plans, the people selling the souls do not seem to mind.

Dead Souls (Annotated)

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. 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), and 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. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

Dead Souls Annotated

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"Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. 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), and 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. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form."

Dead Souls

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. 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), and 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. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

Dead Souls Annotated Edition by Nikolai Gogol

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In Gogol's time, a Russian landowner could buy and sell serfs, or "souls," like any other property. The serfs were counted, for the purpose of tax assessment, every ten years. Thus, a landowner still had to pay taxes on the value of serfs who had died, until the next ten-year census could legally record the deaths. In Dead Souls, a prose novel subtitled A Poem, Gogol's hero, Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, plans to buy the titles to these "dead souls" and use them as collateral to obtain a large loan. He comes to a small provincial town and begins to proposition the local landowners: the slothful Manilovs (the "kind-manners"), the slovenly Plewshkin ("Mr. Spitoon"), the coarse Sobakievich ("Mr. Dog"), the cautious Madame Korobachka ("Mrs. Box"), and the bully and cheat Nozdryov ("Mr. Nostrils"). These landowners are revealed to be so petty and avaricious that not even Chichikov's amazing offer can be worked to his advantage on them. Some stall, some refuse for no obvious reasons, some promise and then renege, and others want "in on the deal." In the end, Chichikov, having concluded that the landowners are a hopeless lot, leaves for other regions.

Dead Souls Annotated

Author: Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. 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), and 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. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

Dead Souls-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

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Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov and the people whom he encounters. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time.

Dead Souls Annotated Illustrated

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. 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), and 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. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

Dead Souls "Annotated" (*In U.K English)

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

Dead Souls Annotated

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Dead Souls (Russian: Мёртвые души, Mjórtvyje dúshi) is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (Russian: Павел Иванович Чичиков) and the people whom he encounters. 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.

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Author: Nikolai Gogol

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

Dead Souls (Annotated)

Author: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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Dead Souls (Russian: Мёртвые души, Mjórtvyje dúshi) is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (Russian: Павел Иванович Чичиков) and the people whom he encounters. 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.

Dead Souls Annotated by Nikolai Gogol

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. 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), and 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. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls

Author: Nikolai Gogol

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A Masterpiece of Social and Political Commentary “However stupid a fools words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.” ― Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls In Nikolai Gogo's Dead Souls, a middle class man seeks to use a loophole in the Russian feudal system to create a fortune. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Dead Souls "Annotated" British & Irish Humor & Satire

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

Dead Souls (Annotated)

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Dead Souls (Russian: Мёртвые души, Mjórtvyje dúshi) is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (Russian: Павел Иванович Чичиков) and the people whom he encounters. 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.