Probably my favourite book. So sad that on his deathbed Gogol destroyed the trilogies 2nd part meaning that the book ends mid sentence. Even so this is one of the most magical books in the world. Just because it's 19th Century Russian literature doesn't mean it's hard to read. It isn't. It's a joy.
Dead Souls Auteur: Nikolay Gogol Regarded as the first great masterpiece of Russian literature, Dead Souls follows a wily and mysterious stranger on his dubious quest to buy from landowners serfs who have died, but whose names still exist on the census.