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Nikolai Gogol"s Dead souls by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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Published by Amereon House in Mattituck, N.Y .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Other titlesDead souls.
Statementa new translation by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; with a foreword by Frank O"Connor.
ContributionsMacAndrew, Andrew Robert, 1911-
The Physical Object
Pagination278 p. ;
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22945104M
ISBN 100891902619

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