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Dead Souls (Unabridged)


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Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in Russia with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead ''souls'' or serfs whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters. Gogol's obsession with attempting to display ''the untold riches of the Russian soul'' eventually led him to madness, religious mania and death. Dismissed by him as merely ''a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind'', Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol's genius. Nicholas Boulton's remarkable fluency and beauty of tone defy the listener to take a break from this unique tale. Nikolai Gogol was considered a leading figure in Russian literary realism and was hailed by Vladimir Nabokov to be the greatest writer Russia ever produced.
Facts
Item number NA0269
Barcode 9781781980521
Release date 7/14/2017
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 13
Performers
Non-Classical Artist Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 1
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 Dead Souls 00:09:36 Boulton, Nicholas
2 While the waiter was still engaged in spelling… 00:09:22 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Tchitchikov had hardly time to look about him… 00:10:55 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Chapter 2 00:10:45 Boulton, Nicholas
5 As he drove up to the courtyard,… 00:10:29 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Tchitchikov was actually a little embarrassed… 00:11:58 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 2
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 The steward appeared. He was a man… 00:15:17 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Chapter 3 00:09:32 Boulton, Nicholas
3 The word nobleman seemed to make the old… 00:09:50 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Beyond the kitchen garden there were peasants'… 00:11:36 Boulton, Nicholas
5 After mopping his brow Tchitchikov… 00:08:14 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Tchitchikov explained to her that the paper… 00:09:17 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Chapter 4 00:07:49 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 3
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 'But if I had only twenty roubles in my pocket,'… 00:12:17 Boulton, Nicholas
2 The travellers took their seats. 00:11:52 Boulton, Nicholas
3 The visitors returned to the house… 00:10:01 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Tchitchikov was offended by this observation. 00:09:36 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Tchitchikov went back to his room… 00:10:15 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Chapter 5 00:08:46 Boulton, Nicholas
7 But our hero was a man of mature years… 00:09:47 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 4
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 'We were speaking of you last Thursday…' 00:10:00 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Tchitchikov approached the subject indirectly… 00:11:02 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Whereupon he sat Tchitchikov down… 00:10:41 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Chapter 6 00:09:27 Boulton, Nicholas
5 After turning round two or three corners… 00:10:15 Boulton, Nicholas
6 And yet there had been a time when he was only… 00:08:50 Boulton, Nicholas
7 To this Plyushkin muttered something… 00:12:28 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 5
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 It was an apparition, like the sudden appearance… 00:14:08 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Chapter 7 00:11:43 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Tchitchikov was right, it really was a woman. 00:11:15 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Our hero saw a vast amount of paper… 00:10:02 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Ivan Antonovitch, the 'jug snout' with whom… 00:08:09 Boulton, Nicholas
6 The visitors arrived all together…. 00:10:41 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Chapter 8 00:07:32 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 6
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 As far as health and appearance goes… 00:12:13 Boulton, Nicholas
2 His arrival at the ball made an extraordinary… 00:10:20 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Tchitchikov was so absorbed in his conversation… 00:11:50 Boulton, Nicholas
4 All the ladies were greatly displeased… 00:10:19 Boulton, Nicholas
5 There in the little room so familiar to the reader 00:08:47 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Chapter 9 00:09:01 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Poor Sofya Ivanovna did not know what to do. 00:10:45 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 7
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 It might have seemed inevitable that a storm… 00:13:02 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Having done their duty by the governor's wife… 00:11:49 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Chapter 10 00:06:01 Boulton, Nicholas
4 'After the campaign of 1812, my good sir'… 00:12:28 Boulton, Nicholas
5 The postmaster cried out, slapped himself… 00:10:01 Boulton, Nicholas
6 They tried dropping a hint about Napoleon… 00:08:40 Boulton, Nicholas
7 'How inexplicable!' Tchitchikov thought… 00:08:43 Boulton, Nicholas
8 Chapter 11 00:02:32 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 8
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 Selifan was turning towards the door to retire… 00:11:18 Boulton, Nicholas
2 How strange, alluring, stimulating… 00:12:07 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Next day he began going to school. 00:12:26 Boulton, Nicholas
4 The morose old head clerk even began… 00:11:55 Boulton, Nicholas
5 I must mention that another thing… 00:11:19 Boulton, Nicholas
6 As the reader is already aware… 00:13:23 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 9
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 The author will incur censure also… 00:11:32 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Book 2: Chapter 1 00:09:45 Boulton, Nicholas
3 From this record of his day… 00:09:52 Boulton, Nicholas
4 But youth has a future before it. 00:11:00 Boulton, Nicholas
5 And meanwhile, another spectacle… 00:10:43 Boulton, Nicholas
6 What did those sobs mean? 00:09:25 Boulton, Nicholas
7 Such were the circumstances of Andrey… 00:11:01 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 10
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 Tchitchikov walked about a great deal. 00:14:09 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Chapter 2 00:09:47 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Ulinka seemed at once to fire up and grow eager. 00:13:06 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Chapter 3 00:09:29 Boulton, Nicholas
5 When Tchitchikov drove up to the front door… 00:10:34 Boulton, Nicholas
6 It was the same thing with the wines. 00:14:56 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 11
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 They drove up to the house. 00:11:43 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Upon this Tchitchikov reflected… 00:13:07 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Tchitchikov was not interested in almshouses… 00:11:57 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Tchitchikov drank in the sweet sound… 00:11:06 Boulton, Nicholas
5 Chapter 4 00:12:26 Boulton, Nicholas
6 The sights that met them on their way back… 00:11:24 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 12
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 Hlobuev was almost one of these wonderful… 00:10:38 Boulton, Nicholas
2 Tchitchikov poured out a glass… 00:09:28 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Chapter 5 00:09:03 Boulton, Nicholas
4 Completely reassured and fortified… 00:09:32 Boulton, Nicholas
5 'Excuse me, Pyotr Petrovitch; but before we talk…' 00:09:28 Boulton, Nicholas
6 Pyotr Petrovitch was amazed at this… 00:09:30 Boulton, Nicholas
7 When all at once in the passage… 00:07:55 Boulton, Nicholas
Disc: 13
Dead Souls (Unabridged)15:00:00
1 If a draught of spring water were poured down… 00:10:39 Boulton, Nicholas
2 And a life of toil, away from the noise of cities… 00:10:18 Boulton, Nicholas
3 Murazov paused as though considering… 00:10:28 Boulton, Nicholas
4 An hour earlier old Murazov had set off… 00:07:41 Boulton, Nicholas
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