The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol - PDF and EPUB eBook

(Diák- és házikönyvtár #82)
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Considered the high point of Gogol's writing for the stage and a masterpiece of dramatic satire, The Inspector General...

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Details of The Inspector General

Exact title of the book
The Inspector General
Book series
Diák- és házikönyvtár #82
Book author
Nikolai Gogol
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
80 pages
Language
English
Published
November 24th 2011 by Dover Publications
File size (in PDF)
320 kB
The Inspector General

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Considered the high point of Gogol's writing for the stage and a masterpiece of dramatic satire, The Inspector General skewers the stupidity, greed, and venality of Russian provincial officials. When it is announced that the Inspector General is coming to visit incognito, Anton, the chief of police, hastens to clean up the town before his arrival. Local officials scurry to hide evidence of bribe-taking and other misdeeds, setting the stage for the arrival from St.

Petersburg of Ivan, a penurious gambler and rake who is promptly taken by the townspeople to be the dreaded Inspector General. Ivan, and his servant, Osip, soon take advantage of the situation with hilarious results. First performed in 1836, the play transcends regional and national boundaries to offer a biting, highly entertaining glimpse of universal human foibles and failings.