Title: Plays and Petersburg Tales: Petersburg Tales; Marriage; The Government Inspector (World's Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA March 1996
0192828819 / 9780192828811
Seller ID: 125824
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.