Dead Souls Annotated

Annotated Edition "Dead Souls" is the story of Chichikov, a young middle-class gentleman who comes to a small town with a dubious plan to improve his wealth and position in life.

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Annotated Edition "Dead Souls" is the story of Chichikov, a young middle-class gentleman who comes to a small town with a dubious plan to improve his wealth and position in life. He begins by spending beyond his means on the premise that he can impress the local officials and gain standing and connections in the community that will give him the capacity to live easily into the future. At the heart of his plan is the idea of acquiring "dead souls" or more explicitly serfs of landowners who have died since the last census. Since the taxes of landowners are based upon the number of serfs that they employ, Chichikov believes that the landowners will be all too happy to part with these "dead souls". A satirical gem, Gogol's "Dead Souls" exemplifies his particular gift of exhibiting the true failings of humanity in all their absurdity.
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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless...

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless...
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Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls Annotated

Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls" (deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them), and we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls

Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls" (deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them), and we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls Annotated

Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

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Dead Souls (Russian: Мёртвые души, Mjórtvyje dúshi) is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (Russian: Павел Иванович Чичиков) and the people whom he encounters. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls Annotated by Nikolai Gogol

Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls" (deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them), and we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls Annotated Classic Literature Fiction

Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is a work of prose poetry about the protagonist, Tchitchikov, who purchases dead souls to become wealthy. The story takes place in the 1800s, in post-Napoleonic Russia.

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Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is a work of prose poetry about the protagonist, Tchitchikov, who purchases dead souls to become wealthy. The story takes place in the 1800s, in post-Napoleonic Russia. At the time, there were landowners and serfs. Landownersowned the serfs, so wealth was determined, not by the amount of land he owned, but by the number of souls he owned-the serfs. Gogol uses satire to comment on the noble class of Russian society.As serfs perish, Tchitchikov travels through the countryside, buying dead souls. He buys dead souls because he can get them for less money, allowing him to increase his wealth and, therefore, his social standing. Tchitchikov starts out in a town referred to as "N." Everyone in the town is excited about his arrival, because he is a stranger. His background is in academia, and no one there knows why he has come to N. The people like him immediately, and he soon receives many invitations to visit friends throughout the countryside.The first person Tchitchikov calls on is Manilov. Manilov is so eager to become friends with the charismatic and well-liked Tchitchikov, he offers to sell him souls without putting up much of a fuss. He plans to visit a character named Sobakevitch next, but before he can get there, a storm strikes. Madame Korobotchka provides him shelter during the storm, and they get to talking. He wants to buy her dead souls, and she agrees to sell them. He sets out after that to see Sobakevitch.Tchitchikov is delayed again when he stops in at a tavern. There he meets Nozdroyov, whom he also met in the town of N. Nozdroyov convinces Tchitchikov to visit him at his house, and he agrees. There, they eat and drink, and Tchitchikov reveals his plan to buy dead souls, but he regrets revealing his secret as soon as he says it. Nozdroyov turns rude and tells Tchitchikov that he will not sell him souls. He tries to get him to play a game of cards, and when Tchitchikov refuses, Nozdroyov tries to attack him. Tchitchikov is saved when the police arrive to arrest Nozdroyov. As it happens, he had been in a brawl a few nights before. The arrest allows Tchitchikov to escape.When he returns to town, he is impressed with his good fortune. He now owns more than four hundred dead souls, and when the other people of N learn about it, they are impressed that he has become so wealthy. He becomes the center of society's focus, and at a ball held by one of the townspeople, everyone is talking about him. But when Nozdroyov shows up, he begins to rant about dead souls and Tchitchikov. Everyone else in attendance is confused; they do not understand what Nozdroyov is trying to tell them.The next day, Tchitchikov is feeling under the weather. His sickness stops him from visiting others. Madam Korobotchka comes to N, believing that he charged her too much for her dead souls. Soon, people switch from saying nice things about him to bad things about him. In addition to their talk about his buying dead souls, they spread other rumors about him. Tchitchikov flees the town in embarrassment.After fleeing, he does not give up his mission to buy dead souls. In town after town, he meets rich friends and gets into their circles of power and money. He soon transitions into doing anything for money, not just buying dead souls. He comes up with scheme after scheme to get his hands on money, and fast, so that his influence in society can continue to grow. Finally, he stoops to stealing from a dying woman. This leads to his arrest, though because of his influential friends, he is released despite the charges against him.A prominent theme in Dead Souls is immorality. Tchitchikov starts out doing something that some would consider harmless enough. Yes, he is buying dead souls in order to own more souls but pay less for them, but though he does not advertise his plans, the people selling the souls do not seem to mind.
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Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is a work of prose poetry about the protagonist, Tchitchikov, who purchases dead souls to become wealthy. The story takes place in the 1800s, in post-Napoleonic Russia.

Author: Nikolai Gogol

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Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is a work of prose poetry about the protagonist, Tchitchikov, who purchases dead souls to become wealthy. The story takes place in the 1800s, in post-Napoleonic Russia. At the time, there were landowners and serfs. Landownersowned the serfs, so wealth was determined, not by the amount of land he owned, but by the number of souls he owned-the serfs. Gogol uses satire to comment on the noble class of Russian society.As serfs perish, Tchitchikov travels through the countryside, buying dead souls. He buys dead souls because he can get them for less money, allowing him to increase his wealth and, therefore, his social standing. Tchitchikov starts out in a town referred to as "N." Everyone in the town is excited about his arrival, because he is a stranger. His background is in academia, and no one there knows why he has come to N. The people like him immediately, and he soon receives many invitations to visit friends throughout the countryside.The first person Tchitchikov calls on is Manilov. Manilov is so eager to become friends with the charismatic and well-liked Tchitchikov, he offers to sell him souls without putting up much of a fuss. He plans to visit a character named Sobakevitch next, but before he can get there, a storm strikes. Madame Korobotchka provides him shelter during the storm, and they get to talking. He wants to buy her dead souls, and she agrees to sell them. He sets out after that to see Sobakevitch.Tchitchikov is delayed again when he stops in at a tavern. There he meets Nozdroyov, whom he also met in the town of N. Nozdroyov convinces Tchitchikov to visit him at his house, and he agrees. There, they eat and drink, and Tchitchikov reveals his plan to buy dead souls, but he regrets revealing his secret as soon as he says it. Nozdroyov turns rude and tells Tchitchikov that he will not sell him souls. He tries to get him to play a game of cards, and when Tchitchikov refuses, Nozdroyov tries to attack him. Tchitchikov is saved when the police arrive to arrest Nozdroyov. As it happens, he had been in a brawl a few nights before. The arrest allows Tchitchikov to escape.When he returns to town, he is impressed with his good fortune. He now owns more than four hundred dead souls, and when the other people of N learn about it, they are impressed that he has become so wealthy. He becomes the center of society's focus, and at a ball held by one of the townspeople, everyone is talking about him. But when Nozdroyov shows up, he begins to rant about dead souls and Tchitchikov. Everyone else in attendance is confused; they do not understand what Nozdroyov is trying to tell them.The next day, Tchitchikov is feeling under the weather. His sickness stops him from visiting others. Madam Korobotchka comes to N, believing that he charged her too much for her dead souls. Soon, people switch from saying nice things about him to bad things about him. In addition to their talk about his buying dead souls, they spread other rumors about him. Tchitchikov flees the town in embarrassment.After fleeing, he does not give up his mission to buy dead souls. In town after town, he meets rich friends and gets into their circles of power and money. He soon transitions into doing anything for money, not just buying dead souls. He comes up with scheme after scheme to get his hands on money, and fast, so that his influence in society can continue to grow. Finally, he stoops to stealing from a dying woman. This leads to his arrest, though because of his influential friends, he is released despite the charges against him.A prominent theme in Dead Souls is immorality. Tchitchikov starts out doing something that some would consider harmless enough. Yes, he is buying dead souls in order to own more souls but pay less for them, but though he does not advertise his plans, the people selling the souls do not seem to mind.
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Dead Souls Annotated

Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

Author: Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls" (deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them), and we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls Annotated For Young Generation

The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.
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Dead Souls Annotated Regarding to Dead Behaviour

The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.
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Dead Souls Annotated

Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

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Dead Souls (Russian: Мёртвые души, Mjórtvyje dúshi) is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (Russian: Павел Иванович Чичиков) and the people whom he encounters. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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Dead Souls Classic Original Edition Annotated

The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov and the people whom he encounters. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time.

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Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The novel chronicles the travels and adventures of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov and the people whom he encounters. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time.
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Dead Souls

It turned out, that this house was a property of the landowner, Korobochka. She was an efficient hostess. The dwellers' prosperity was keeping everywhere in the house. Korobochka took a suggestion of dead souls selling with astonishment.

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Chichikov has decided to leave the town for the Manilov's possessions. This village is really very boring. The landowner was very incomprehensible person. Manilov was often in his dreams. The landowner was very surprised with Chichikov's suggestion to sell him dead peasants' souls. To conclude a treaty they decided at meeting in the town. Chichikov left, but Manilov was pondering on this proposition for a long period of time. It was a foul weather on the Chichikov's way to Sobakevich. His light carriage went astray, so it was decided to stay over in the first country farmstead. It turned out, that this house was a property of the landowner, Korobochka. She was an efficient hostess. The dwellers' prosperity was keeping everywhere in the house. Korobochka took a suggestion of dead souls selling with astonishment. But then, she began to consider them as goods and she was afraid to set too low price and advised Chichikov to buy something else. They came to an agreement, and Chichikov, himself, hurried to escape the difficult landlady's character.
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Dead Souls Annotated Illustrated

Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.

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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life. Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls" (deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them), and we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
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The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.
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The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.
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The scene of action in the Gogol's narrative Dead Souls takes place in a small town, which Gogol call NN. Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov visits the town.

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The scene of action in the Gogol's narrative Dead Souls takes place in a small town, which Gogol call NN. Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov visits the town. He is a person, who intends to get the dead souls of the serfs in the local landowners. Chichikov breaks the placid urban life by his appearance there.Chichikov arrives to the town accompanied by his servants. He settles in an ordinary hotel. During the dinner, Chichikov inquires the pub keeper for everything that happens in NN. He finds out who are the most influential officials and famous landowners. He personally gets acquainted with a lot of landowners at the governor's reception. The landowners, Sobakevich and Manilov, invite him for a call. Chichikov attends a vice-governor, a procurator and a tax farmer for several days. He established a good reputation in the town.Chichikov has decided to leave the town for the Manilov's possessions. This village is really very boring. The landowner was very incomprehensible person. Manilov was often in his dreams. The landowner was very surprised with Chichikov's suggestion to sell him dead peasants' souls. To conclude a treaty they decided at meeting in the town. Chichikov left, but Manilov was pondering on this proposition for a long period of time.It was a foul weather on the Chichikov's way to Sobakevich. His light carriage went astray, so it was decided to stay over in the first country farmstead. It turned out, that this house was a property of the landowner, Korobochka. She was an efficient hostess. The dwellers' prosperity was keeping everywhere in the house. Korobochka took a suggestion of dead souls selling with astonishment. But then, she began to consider them as goods and she was afraid to set too low price and advised Chichikov to buy something else. They came to an agreement, and Chichikov, himself, hurried to escape the difficult landlady's character.
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Dead Souls Annotated and Illustrated Edition

In Gogol's time, a Russian landowner could buy and sell serfs, or "souls," like any other property.

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In Gogol's time, a Russian landowner could buy and sell serfs, or "souls," like any other property. The serfs were counted, for the purpose of tax assessment, every ten years. Thus, a landowner still had to pay taxes on the value of serfs who had died, until the next ten-year census could legally record the deaths. In Dead Souls, a prose novel subtitled A Poem, Gogol's hero, Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, plans to buy the titles to these "dead souls" and use them as collateral to obtain a large loan. He comes to a small provincial town and begins to proposition the local landowners: the slothful Manilovs (the "kind-manners"), the slovenly Plewshkin ("Mr. Spitoon"), the coarse Sobakievich ("Mr. Dog"), the cautious Madame Korobachka ("Mrs. Box"), and the bully and cheat Nozdryov ("Mr. Nostrils"). These landowners are revealed to be so petty and avaricious that not even Chichikov's amazing offer can be worked to his advantage on them. Some stall, some refuse for no obvious reasons, some promise and then renege, and others want "in on the deal." In the end, Chichikov, having concluded that the landowners are a hopeless lot, leaves for other regions.Throughout Dead Souls, Gogol presents Russian life as a mosaic of strangely intersecting inanities. He makes his authorial presence felt as a first-person commentator. His commentator's stance is curiously unresolved. Though he likens Russia to the "fastest troika imaginable . . . racing headlong . . . inspired by God," he seems most insistent, with his wordy, tongue-in-cheek prose, in portraying the life within its borders as inalterably superficial.
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