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Book Information: Twelve Chairs, the

Twelve Chairs, the (1928) [Novel]
by Ilya Ilf Evgeny Petrov Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist living by his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia. He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has returned to his hometown to find a cache of missing jewels which were hidden in some chairs that have been appropriated by the Soviet authorities. The search for the bejeweled chairs takes these unlikely heroes from the provinces to Moscow to the wilds of Soviet Georgia and the Trans-caucasus mountains; on their quest they encounter a wide variety of characters: from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to aging survivors of the prerevolutionary propertied classes, each one more selfish, venal, and ineffective than the one before.

Original title: Двенадцать стульев
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Twelve Chairs, the

Twelve Chairs, the (1961)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John H. C. Richardson
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Manifested in:

Twelve Chairs, the (April 2, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810114845
Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 1.2
Pages: 395

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