Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol audiobook

Dead Souls

By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Read by Gordon Griffin

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Gogol’s great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in the country with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up the names of dead serfs who still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol’s characters. Gogol’s obsession with attempting to display “the untold riches of the Russian soul” eventually led him to madness, religious mania, and death. Dismissed by him as merely “a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind,” Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol’s genius.

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Gogol’s great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in the country with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up the names of dead serfs who still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol’s characters.

Gogol’s obsession with attempting to display “the untold riches of the Russian soul” eventually led him to madness, religious mania, and death. Dismissed by him as merely “a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind,” Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol’s genius.

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Author Bio: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Author Bio: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809–1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer often called the “father of modern Russian realism” because he was one of the first Russian writers to criticize his country’s way of life. The novels Taras Bul’ba and Dead Souls (1842), the play The Inspector-General (1836, 1842), and the short stories “Diary of a Madman,” “The Nose,” and “The Overcoat” (1842) are among his best-known works. With their scrupulous and scathing realism, ethical criticism, as well as philosophical depth, they remain some of the most important works of world literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English