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Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol

Gogol’s great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in the country with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead ‘souls’ or serfs whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol’s characters. Gogol’s obsession with attempting to display ‘the untold riches of the Russian soul’ eventually led him to madness, religious mania and death. Dismissed by him as merely ‘a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind’, Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol’s genius.

Gogol’s great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in the country with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead ‘souls’ or serfs whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol’s characters. Gogol’s obsession with attempting to display ‘the untold riches of the Russian soul’ eventually led him to madness, religious mania and death. Dismissed by him as merely ‘a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind’, Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol’s genius.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Gogol’s great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in the country with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead ‘souls’ or serfs whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol’s characters. Gogol’s obsession with attempting to display ‘the untold riches of the Russian soul’ eventually led him to madness, religious mania and death. Dismissed by him as merely ‘a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind’, Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol’s genius.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gordon Griffin

Length:

5h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:17