Dead SoulsDownloadable Audiobook - 2011
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. In this ebullient masterpiece, Nikolai 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.This version of Dead Souls is the translation by C. J. Hogarth.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (960 min.)) : digital
From Library Staff
Rory loves this book and makes a pact with her mom to tell people it's what she was reading when she got her decision letter from Harvard.