Gogol's 1842 novel Dead Souls, a comic masterpiece about a mysterious con man and his grotesque victims, is one of the major works of Russian literature. It was translated into English in 1942 by Bernard Guilbert Guerney; the translation was hailed by Vladimir Nabokov as "an extraordinarily fine piece of work" and is still considered the best translation of Dead Souls ever published. Long out of print, the Guerney translation of Dead Souls is now reissued. The text has been made more faithful to Gogol's original by removing passages that Guerney inserted from earlier drafts of Dead Souls. The text is accompanied by Susanne Fusso's introduction and by appendixes that present excerpts from Guerney's translations of other drafts of Gogol's work and letters Gogol wrote around the time of the writing and publication of Dead Souls.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140441131 FREE SHIPPING UPGRADE ON ALL ORDERS OVER 9.50 LOWER48US2-3Day, OVER 25.00CAN5-9DAY2015-01-05 22:17:40 PST New. Bookseller Inventory # BF-MMDH-OT81
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140441131
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1961. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Although largely composed by Gogol during self-imposed exile in Italy in the late 1830s, this work remains perhaps the most essentially Russian of novels. The reader follows Chichikov, a dismissed civil servant turned confidence man, through the countryside in pursuit of his shady enterprise. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140441131
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140441131
Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140441131 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140441131
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140441131