Plays and Petersburg Tales: "Petersburg Tales", "Marriage", "The Government Inspector"

Plays and Petersburg Tales: "Petersburg Tales", "Marriage", "The Government Inspector"

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 2 maps
  • 0192835521
  • 9780192835529
  • 1,444,260

Table of contents

Includes: Nevsky Prospect; The Nose; The Portrait; The Overcoat; The Carriage: Diary of a Madman; Marriage; The Government Inspector.show more

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"Te best Gogol is here, in new and splendid translations by Christopher English."--The Sunday Telegraphshow more

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