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Plays and Petersburg Tales: Petersburg Tales; Marriage; The Government Inspector (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
Plays and Petersburg Tales: Petersburg Tales; Marriage; The Government Inspector (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Nikolai Gogol
ISBN 13: 9780199555062
ISBN 10: 199555060
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-01-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $10.95
 
 

This volume brings together Gogol's Petersburg Tales with his two most famous plays, all of which guide us through the 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. This new translation by Christopher English brings out the unique vitality and humor of Russia's finest comic writer.