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Plays and Petersburg Tales : Petersburg Tales; Marriage; The Government Inspector - Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

Plays and Petersburg Tales

Petersburg Tales; Marriage; The Government Inspector

Paperback Published: 9th October 2008
ISBN: 9780199555062
Number Of Pages: 400

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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. 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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ISBN: 9780199555062
ISBN-10: 0199555060
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 9th October 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 17.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.28

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