Plays and Petersburg Tales
Petersburg Tales, Marriage, the Government Inspector
By (author) Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Translated by Christopher English
Edited by Richard Peace
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Plays and Petersburg Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Book DescriptionIn 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199555062
(196mm x 131mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Dead Souls, Paperback (September 2012)
Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls is an undisputed masterpiece of world literature.
Diary of a Madman, Paperback (December 2010)
In an age of ridiculous ambition and ubiquitous work, Gogol's comic tale is a loser's Hamlet. It burrows into our wildest fantasies and finds wonderful play in the gap between who we are and who we think we are.
Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, and Selected Stories, Paperback (December 2005)
Includes a selection of short fiction and famous dramas. This book includes stories ranging from comic to tragic and describes the isolated lives of low-ranking clerks, lunatics and swindlers.
Government Inspector, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The story of a penniless nobody from Moscow who is mistaken for a government inspector by the corrupt and self-seeking officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia, "The Government Inspector", Gogol's masterpiece was regarded by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest play in the Russian language.
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Author Biography - Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Christopher English is a translator for the UN; Richard Peace is Professor Emeritus of Russian at the University of Bristol. Together they collaborated on Village Evenings near Dikanka and Mirgorad.
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