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Dead Souls (1842) [Novel]
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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls"—deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them—we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition.

Original title: Мертвые души [Mertvye dushi]
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is imitated by the following works :
     Adventures of Chichikov, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

Edition #1: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (2004)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

In his introduction, translator and Gogol scholar Robert Maguire discusses the protracted and troubled story of the novel's composition, Gogol's narrative technique, and his place in the Russian and European literary traditions.

Includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, appendices, glossary, map, and notes

Language: English

Translated by: Robert A. Maguire
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Manifested in:

Dead Souls (2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140448071
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x in
Pages: 512

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Edition #2: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1998)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

This brilliant new translation by Christopher English is complemented by a superb introductory essay by the pre-eminent Gogol scholar, Robert Maguire.

Language: English

Translated by: Christopher English
Introduction by: Robert A. Maguire
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Manifested in:

Dead Souls (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford and New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192818376

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Edition #3: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Pevear/Volokhonsky)
Translated by: Richard Pevear Larissa Volokhonsky
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Dead Souls (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679776443
Pages: 402

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Edition #4: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1961)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Magarshack
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Dead Souls (1961)

Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 382

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Edition #5: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1948)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: George Reavey
Introduction by: George Gibian
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Dead Souls (1971)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039300600X
Pages: 464

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Edition #6: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1942)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Bernard Guilbert Guerney
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Chichikov's journeys; or, Home life in old Russia (1942)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Reader's Club
Pages: 368

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Edition #7: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1922)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Garnett)
Translated by: Constance Garnett
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Edition #8: Tchitchikoff’s Journeys; or, Dead Souls

Edition #9: Dead Souls

Dead Souls (1846)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: C. J. Hogarth
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Manifested in:

Dead Souls (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486426823
Pages: 292

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