Book :: Dead Souls

Dead Souls
By: Nikolai Gogol
Pages: 464
Published: 1842
Genre(s): Russia
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Rating: (3)

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A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater community with a bizarre proposition for the local landowners: cash for their "dead souls," the serfs who have died in their service. A comic masterpiece.

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I read this in 2010--there's no humor like Russian dead humor!

Apr 27th, 2018

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