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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
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... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Explore a fascinating period in history through the eyes of renowned Russian literary realist Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. This historian-turned-fiction-writer had a lifelong interest in the culture of the Ukranian Cossacks, the community at the center of the tale "Taras Bulba" and several of the other stories brought together in this engrossing... more...
- Holy Trinity Publications 2014; US$ 9.99
With a new subject and scriptural index, as well as a short abstract on Nikolai Gogol as a religious personality, this reedited commentary on the Divine Liturgy?the primary public worship service of the Orthodox Church?is as practical as it is mystical. Gogol, one of the most prominent Russian writers of the 19th century, draws from the early Church... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
In Imperial Russia, Chichikov, a middle-class man, arrives in a small town and approaches landowners to collect their ?dead souls??serfs who have passed away but who are still registered as the landowner?s property. Although Chichikov initially reveals little about his purpose except to say that he does have a use for the souls, when his motive is... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 6.99
Drama Classics series The world's great plays at a great little price. Each pocket-sized volume contains: a full introduction an author biography notes on historical and theatrical context a plot synopsis key dates a further reading list a glossary of unusual words and phrases (English-language texts) The Government Inspector is a classic... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50
Gogol's stories are admired for their skillful mingling of fantasy and reality, quiet good humor and use of mundane details ? as Gogol put it ? "to extract the extraordinary from the ordinary." Imaginative and timeless, they remain as fresh and significant today as they were to readers generations ago. This rich selection of four short stories by... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00
Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance. This collection offers an excellent introduction to... more...