Dead Souls

Sevenov September 2, 2022

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Author: Nikolai Gogol | Published: 1842

Dead Souls Synopsis

Nikolai Gogol's "Dead Souls" is a classic novel that has stood the test of time. First published in 1842, "Dead Souls" tells the story of Chichikov, a con man who schemes to buy dead souls from landowners to use them to reduce his taxes. Though Gogol's novel was initially poorly received, it has since come to be regarded as a masterpiece of Russian literature.

"Dead Souls" is a complex and multi-layered work that addresses several important themes, including the corrupting influence of money, the emptiness of material possessions, and the human capacity for self-deception.

Gogol's novel has been praised for its dark humor, masterful use of irony, and sharp social commentary. In recent years, "Dead Souls" has been adapted for the stage and screen, and its popularity shows no signs of waning.

If you're looking for an entertaining and thought-provoking classic novel, "Dead Souls" is a perfect choice.

About Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol is one of the most renowned Russian authors of all time. His works are widely considered to be among the greatest pieces of literature in history and remain influential today. Born in Ukraine in 1809, Gogol wrote some of the most memorable stories ever created, including his iconic novel ‘Dead Souls’ and his beloved short story collections ‘Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka’ and ‘Mirgorod’.

He was known for his dark humor, satire, and absurdist style that combined elements from both realism and fantasy. His writing often explored themes such as poverty, injustice, vanity, faith, death and resurrection. These stories earned him praise from literary critics both during his lifetime and after his death in 1852 at age 42. Find out more about Nikolai Gogol at

Nikolai Gogol's Books on PageVio

NovelsDead Souls | Taras Bulba

PlaysThe Government Inspector | Marriage | The Gamblers

Short Stories: The Mysterious Portrait | Diary of a Madman | The Nose | The Overcoat

Here's a full list of Nikolai Gogol's books.

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