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Dead Souls


Creator
Publisher
ISBN
9780300188103,
0300188102,
1437833365,
9781437833362,
9781102820444,
Language
English
Category
Subject English fiction.
English fiction. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00910817
FICTION -- General. -- bisacsh

Description

Dead Souls is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy. 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 reinvent himself as a gentleman.-Amazon.com.