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Mertvye dushi [Dead Souls]

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First published in 1842, amd is one of the most prominent works of 19th century Russian literature. The story follows the exploits of Tchitchikoff, a young gentleman of middling social class and position. Tchitchikoff arrives in a small town and quickly tries to make a good name for himself by impressing the many petty officials of the town. Despite his limited funds, he spends extravagantly on the premise that a great show of wealth and power at the start will gain him the connections he needs to live easily in the future.

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ISBN9785171038090
AuthorГоголь Николай
PublisherAST, Izdatelstvo
Year published2017
Pages320
FormatHardcover

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First published in 1842, amd is one of the most prominent works of 19th century Russian literature. The story follows the exploits of Tchitchikoff, a young gentleman of middling social class and position. Tchitchikoff arrives in a small town and quickly tries to make a good name for himself by impressing the many petty officials of the town. Despite his limited funds, he spends extravagantly on the premise that a great show of wealth and power at the start will gain him the connections he needs to live easily in the future. He also hopes to befriend the town so that he can more easily carry out his bizarre and mysterious plan to acquire "dead souls."

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