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Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

15h 51m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

53:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

46:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

51:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

47:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:40