Dead Souls


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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original title: Мёртвые души
language: Russian
date of publication: 1842
genre: satire, narrative poetry, novel
characters: Plyushkin, Sobakevich

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  • Dead Souls

    language: English
    date of publication: 2004

    ISBN-13: 978-0-14-044807-8
    ISBN-10: 0-14-044807-1
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