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Dead Souls
Dead Souls
 
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Author : Rankin Ian
Publisher : St. Martin`s Paperba
ISBN# : 978-0-14-044807-8
Pages : 464
Price :INR 730
Offer Price:INR 650
 
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Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these `souls` as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentlman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and above all, the devilish con man Chichikov. Dead Souls, Russia`s first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy.
 
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