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The Government Inspector (Alma Classics)

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781847498151
Publisher: Alma Classics
Language: English
Page Count: 141
Publication Date: 1/1/2019
Size: 7.84" l x 5.22" w x 0.59"
Series: N/A

The mayor and local officials of a small provincial town in Russia have got it made: corruption is rife and they have all the power, Yet, when they learn that an undercover government inspector is about to make a visit, they face a mad dash to cover their tracks. Soon, the news that a suspicious person has recently arrived from St. Petersburg and is staying in a local inn produces a series of events and misunderstandings that lead to a hilarious denouement.

Often quoted as Russian literature's greatest comedy, The Government Inspector is a trenchant satire of the corruption, greed and stupidity of petty officialdom, and the crowning achievement of Gogol's skills as a playwright.

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