pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
     
Email: Subscribe to news & offers:
Need assistance? Log In/Register


Item Details
Title: DEAD SOULS
By: Nikolai Gogol, Isabel Florence Hapgood (Trans), Anthony Briggs
Format: Paperback

List price: £2.50
Our price: £1.83
Discount:
27% off
You save: £0.67
ISBN 10: 1840226374
ISBN 13: 9781840226379
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 days.
 Delivery rates
Stock: Currently 47 available
Publisher: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS LTD
Pub. date: 5 June, 2010
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Pages: 496
Description: Chichikov is willing to relieve their owners of the tax burden by buying the titles for a song. What he does not say is that he then proposes to take out a huge mortgage against these fictitious citizens and buy himself a nice estate in Eastern Russia. Will he get away with it? Who will rumble him?
Synopsis: With an Introduction by Anthony Briggs. Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood.Russia in the 1840s. There is a stranger in town, and he is behaving oddly. The unctuous Pavel Chichikov goes around the local estates buying up 'dead souls'. These are the papers relating to serfs who have died since the last census, but who remain on the record and still attract a tax demand. Chichikov is willing to relieve their owners of the tax burden by buying the titles for a song. What he does not say is that he then proposes to take out a huge mortgage against these fictitious citizens and buy himself a nice estate in Eastern Russia. Will he get away with it? Who will rumble him? Does this narrative contain a deeper message about Russia itself or the spiritual health of humanity?There is much interest and some suspense in considering these issues, but the real pleasure of this story lies elsewhere. It is an enjoyable comic romp through a retarded part of a backward country, a picaresque series of grotesque portraits, situations and conversations described with Gogolian humour based mainly on hyperbole. This is, quite simply, the funniest book in the Russian language before the twentieth century.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Returns: Non-returnable
Some other items by this author:
"THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR" (PB)
60 DEGREES N. (PB)
A CONFESSION (PB)
A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (PB)
A MAY NIGHT
A MAY NIGHT
A PLACE BEWITCHED AND OTHER STORIES (RIVERRUN EDITIONS) (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (HB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (HB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE WITH SELECTIONS
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE WITH SELECTIONS - SCHOLAR'S CHOICE EDITION (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE WITH SELECTIONS - SCHOLAR'S CHOICE EDITION (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SEL (HB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SEL (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SEL (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS (HB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS (HB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS (HB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, WITH SELECTIONS (PB)
A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE; WITH SELECTIONS
A TERRIBLE REVENGE (PB)
ABENDE AUF DEM VORWERKE BEI DIKANJKA UND ANDERE ERZAHLUNGEN (PB)
ABENDE AUF DEM VORWERKE BEI DIKANJKA, VO (PB)
ANZAREN (PB)
ARABESQUES (PB)
ARCHWILIWR, YR (PB)
AT HOME AND IN WAR 1853-1881. REMINISCEN (HB)
AT HOME AND IN WAR 1853-1881. REMINISCEN (HB)
AT HOME AND IN WAR 1853-1881. REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES
AT HOME AND IN WAR 1853-1881. REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES
AT HOME AND IN WAR, 1853-1881, REMINISCE (HB)
AT HOME AND IN WAR, 1853-1881, REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES
AUFZEICHNUNGEN EINES WAHNSINNIGEN (VOLLST NDIGE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE) (PB)
BESTE VON NIKOLAI GOGOL (VOLLST NDIGE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE) (PB)
BLACK SUNDAY (FANTASY AND HORROR CLASSICS) (PB)
BRIEF LIVES: FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY (PB)
BRIEF LIVES: LEO TOLSTOY (PB)
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH (HB)
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH (HB)
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH - PRIMARY SOURCE EDITION
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH - PRIMARY SOURCE EDITION
CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH - SCHOLAR'S CHOICE EDITION
COLLECTED TALES OF NIKOLAI GOGOL (PB)
COSSACK TALES (CLASSIC REPRINT)
CUORE (HEART) (PB)
CUORE = HEART
CUORE = HEART (HB)
CUORE, AN ITALIAN SCHOOLBOY'S JOURNAL; A BOOK FOR BOYS
CUORE, AN ITALIAN SCHOOLBOY'S JOURNAL; A BOOK FOR BOYS (HB)
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS
DEAD SOULS (BARNES & NOBLE CLASSICS SERIES) (PB)
DEAD SOULS (CD)
DEAD SOULS (CD)
DEAD SOULS (CD)
DEAD SOULS (HB)
DEAD SOULS (HB)
DEAD SOULS (HB)
DEAD SOULS (HB)
DEAD SOULS (HB)
DEAD SOULS (HB)
DEAD SOULS (MYORTVYJYA DUSHI) [LANGUAGE
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS (PB)
DEAD SOULS - MERTVYE DUSHI
DEAD SOULS - MERTVYE DUSHI (PB)
DEAD SOULS - SCHOLAR'S CHOICE EDITION
DEAD SOULS A SATIRICAL NOVEL (PB)
DIARY OF A MADMAN (AUD)
DIARY OF A MADMAN (CD)
DIARY OF A MADMAN (PB)
DIARY OF A MADMAN (PB)
DIARY OF A MADMAN AND OTHER STORIES (PB)
DIARY OF A MADMAN, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, & SELECTED STORIES (PB)
DIE NASE & DER MANTEL (PB)
DIE TOTEN SEELEN (PB)
DIE TOTEN SEELEN - EIN KLASSIKER DER WELTLITERATUR (VOLLSTANDIGE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE MIT ILLUSTRATIONEN) (PB)
DIE TOTEN SEELEN ODER DIE ABENTEUER TSCHITSCHIKOWS
EPIC SONGS OF RUSSIA, WITH AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE BY FRANCIS J. CHILD
EVENINGS IN LITTLE RUSSIA
EVENINGS IN LITTLE RUSSIA
EVENINGS IN LITTLE RUSSIA
EVENINGS IN LITTLE RUSSIA (CLASSIC REPRINT)
EVENINGS IN LITTLE RUSSIA (HB)
EVENINGS IN LITTLE RUSSIA - SCHOLAR''S CH (PB)
EVOLUTION OF FRANCE UNDER THE THIRD REPUBLIC
FANTASTISCHE GESCHICHTEN
FATHERS AND CHILDREN
FATHERS AND CHILDREN (HB)
FATHERS AND CHILDREN (HB)
FIRST LOVE, AND OTHER STORIES
FIRST LOVE, AND OTHER STORIES
FIRST LOVE, AND OTHER STORIES - SCHOLAR (PB)
FIRST LOVE, AND OTHER STORIES (HB)
FOMA GORDYE EFF
FOMA GORDYEEFF
FOMA GORDYEEFF (HB)
FURCHTBARE RACHE (HORRORGESCHICHTE) - VOLLST NDIGE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE (PB)
GENEALOGIES OF THE DIFFERENT FAMILIES BEARING THE NAME OF KENT IN THE UNITED STATES TOGETHER WITH THEIR POSSIBLE ENGLISH ANCESTRY A.D. 1295-1898
GOGOL (PB)
GOGOL COLLECTED TALES (HB)
GOGOL THREE PLAYS
GOGOL THREE PLAYS
GOGOL THREE PLAYS (PB)
GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (PB)
GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (PB)
GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (PB)
HANZ KUECHELGARTEN, LEAVING THE THEATER AND OTHER WORKS (PB)
HOW COUNT L.N. TOLSTOY LIVES AND WORKS
HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED
HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED
HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED (PB)
HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED AND OTHER RUSSIAN COMIC STORIES
HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED AND OTHER RUSSIAN COMIC STORIES (PB)
HYMENEE! (PB)
INSPECTOR GENERAL (PB)
INSPECTOR GENERAL (PB)
LE NEZ (PB)
LE NEZ (PB)
LE REVIZOR (PB)
LE REVIZOR (PB)
LES AMES MORTES (PB)
LES MISERABLES
LES MISERABLES (PB)
LETTERS FROM ALASKA AND THE PACIFIC COAST (HB)
LIFE
LIFE
LIFE
LIFE
LIFE
LIFE (HB)
LIFE (HB)
MARRIAGE (PB)
MEDITATIONS OF A PARISH PRIEST THOUGHTS
MEDITATIONS OF A PARISH PRIEST. THOUGHTS
MEDITATIONS OF A PARISH PRIEST. THOUGHTS (HB)
MEDITATIONS ON THE DIVINE LITURGY
MEDITATIONS ON THE DIVINE LITURGY (PB)
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN (HB)
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN (HB)
MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN (HB)
MEMOIRS; OR, DIARY OF A MADMAN
MEMOIRS; OR, DIARY OF A MADMAN
MIRGOROD (PB)
NEVSKY PROSPECT (PB)
NEW SKY PROSPECT (PB)
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS (HB)
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS (HB)
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS - SCHOLAR'S CHOICE EDITION
NOUVELLES COMPLETES (PB)
NOUVELLES DE PETERSBOURG (PB)
NOUVELLES DE PETERSBOURG (PB)
NOUVELLES RUSSES 2CDS
ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SCIENCE AND ART
ORGUEIL ET PREJUGE (PB)
ORLO FF AND HIS WIFE (PB)
ORLOFF AND HIS WIFE
ORLOFF AND HIS WIFE
ORLOFF AND HIS WIFE
ORLOFF AND HIS WIFE

CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED THIS ITEM ALSO BOUGHT
Bloody Valentine (Paperback)
By: James Patterson
more details
The Perfect Murder (Paperback)
By: Peter James
more details
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback)
By: Franz Kafka, Stanley Appelbaum (Trans)
more details
TOP SELLERS IN THIS CATEGORY
A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
By: Charles Dickens
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Our Price : £1.83
more details
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Paperback)
By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Tim Middleton, Dr. Keith Carabine
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Our Price : £1.83
more details
Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
By: Jane Austen, Ian Littlewood, Dr. Keith Carabine
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Our Price : £1.83
more details
Moby Dick (Paperback)
By: Herman Melville, David Herd, Dr. Keith Carabine
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Our Price : £1.83
more details
The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Alma Books Ltd
Our Price : £3.64
more details
BROWSE FOR BOOKS IN RELATED CATEGORIES
 FICTION
 general & literary fiction


Information provided by www.pickabook.co.uk
SHOPPING BASKET
  
Your basket is empty
  Total Items: 0
 

40% off Oxford University Press Dictionaries
Oxford Junior Thesaurus
By: OXFORD DICTIONARIES
The Oxford Junior Thesaurus is ideal for the KS2 curriculum, with thousands of synonyms, age-appropriate example sentences, and extra writing help with tips for overused words, for writing stories, and even for text messaging. It is easy to use with its clear layout, and the full alphabet with tabs on every page.
add to basket

Bucks Book Award Longlisted
The Outcast
By: TARAN MATHARU
ONLY THE CHOSEN FEW HAVE THE POWER TO SUMMON DEMONS ... The highly anticipated PREQUEL to the New York Times bestselling Summoner trilogy - an extension of the eBook novella Origins, The Outcast continues Arcturus's story in a feature length novel. Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he accidentally summons a demon. As Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful nobility would do anything to keep hidden. And with rebellion simmering among the masses, the nobility is more desperate than ever to keep in control. Arcturus is immediately whisked away to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. In no time, he finds himself surrounded by enemies as noble teachers and students question his right to be there. But before he can even attempt to make friends, Arcturus unexpectedly finds himself right in the centre of the conflict, on an adventure that takes him deep into the Orc jungles, where allies and enemies are blurred. As his newfound summoner skills are put to the test, Arcturus must choose a side . . . or watch the Empire crumble. Set before the events of SUMMONER: The Novice this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series
add to basket

Oxford Textbook Promotion
GCSE Geography AQA Student Book
By: SIMON ROSS, NICK ROWLES
The most student-friendly and engaging resource for the 2016 AQA GCSE Geography specification. Written to match the demands of the course, this Student Book motivates students with accessible, interesting content and up-to-date case studies, while retaining a rigorous approach, and has been approved by AQA.
add to basket

New Title
Station Zero
By: PHILIP REEVE
The Great Network is changing. New worlds, new alliances, new enmities. For Threnody the changes have brought great power. For Zen and Nova they have brought separation. For the trains that run from world to world, they have brought questions. Now all of them must find out what really matters to them and who they really are . . .
add to basket

Up to 35% off New Titles
9 From the Nine Worlds
By: RICK RIORDAN
An all-new collection of short stories from the world of Magnus Chase. With an exclusive fold-out illustration of the world tree!Travel the Nine Worlds with your favourite characters from the world of Magnus Chase in a brand-new series of adventures. Find out why Amir Fadlan hates clothes shopping in Midgard, see how Mallory Keen learns in icy Niflheim that insulting a dragon can be a good idea, and join Alex Fierro as they play with fire (and a disco sword) in the home of the fire giants, Muspellheim. But watch out for Thor, who is jogging through all Nine Worlds so he can log his million steps - and is raising quite a stink . .
add to basket

New Title
Boy At the Back of the Class
By: ONJALI RAUF
WONDER meets Walliams meets TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN - told through the eyes of an 8-year old child, this is a heart-warming and funny story about the refugee crisis that shows how simple it can be to show kindness even in a world that doesn''t always make sense...
add to basket

New Title
A map of days
By: RIGGS RANSOM
The much anticipated fourth instalment in the bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children seriesHaving defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, doing their best to blend in with the help of 'normalling' lessons. But carefree days of beach visits are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. When clues to Abe's double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, along with secrets hidden in plain sight, Jacob begins to learn more about the dangerous legacy he's inherited, and the truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom - a world with few ymbrynes, or rules - that none of them understand.
add to basket

35% off Promotional Titles
Tales of Beedle the Bard
By: J.K. ROWLING
The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes `The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K.
add to basket

New Title
WE ARE ALL LEMMINGS AND SNOWFLAKES
By: HOLLY BOURNE
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at "normality" for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles. But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder - maybe it's this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches... A trailblazing and painfully honest novel about mental health, friendship and making this crazy world a kinder place.
add to basket