Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852

Dead souls : a poem / Nikolay Gogol ; translated with an introduction and notes by Robert A. Maguire. - London ; New York : Penguin books, 2004. - xli, 464 p. : map ; 20 cm. - Penguin classics .

Includes appendix. Includes glossary.

Includes bibliographical references.

Chichikov, an enigmatic stranger and schemer, buys deceased serfs' names from their landlords' poll tax lists hoping to mortgage them for profit and to reinvent himself as a gentleman.

Text in English ; translated from original Russian.


Swindlers and swindling--Russia--Fiction.

Russia--Social life and customs--1533-1917--Fiction.

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