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Petersburg Tales By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Petersburg Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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Summary

This volume combines Gogol's "Petersburg Tales" with his two most famous plays. It includes "The Government Inspector", Russia's most famous comedy, plus detailed notes and a scholarly introduction supplementing these new translations.

Petersburg Tales Summary

Petersburg Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

In these tales Gogol guides us through the elegant streets of St Petersburg, the city erected by force and ingenuity on the marshes of the Neva estuary. Something of the deception and violence of the city's creation seems to lurk beneath its harmonious facade, however, and it confounds its inhabitants with false dreams and absurd visions - `nothing is what it seems!' warns Gogol. St Petersburg is also the setting for Marriage , Gogol's satire on courtship and cowardice. Finally, for The Government Inspector , indisputably Russia's greatest comedy, we move to the provinces although even here St Petersburg's preoccupation with status and appearances makes its presence felt. This book is intended for students of Russian Literature.

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GOR005841530
9780192828811
0192828819
Petersburg Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1996-02-08
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