The Resource The inspector-general; : a comedy in five acts, (electronic resource)

The inspector-general; : a comedy in five acts, (electronic resource)

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The inspector-general; : a comedy in five acts
Title
The inspector-general;
Title remainder
a comedy in five acts
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based upon a personal anecdote recounted to Gogol by the great Russian poet Pushkin, "The Inspector-General", also known as "The Government Inspector", is a satirical play first published in 1836. It is a comedy of errors that unstintingly portrays human greed and stupidity. The plot centers around the officials of a small provincial town in Russia, who have been informed that a dreaded inspector is soon to arrive. They mistakenly assume that the inspector is Khlestakov, an irresponsible, feckless young clerk returning home from St. Petersburg. The servility and bribery displayed by the officials betrays their fear that their misdeeds will be uncovered. This play, with its complete dearth of sympathetic characters, brilliantly constructed plot, and artful language, creates a perfect comic tension that unapologetically reveals the profound corruption of power in Tsarist Russia. First staged amidst strong objection, "The Inspector-General" has become one of the greatest of Russian comedies
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1809-1852
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Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
Dewey number
891.72
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The Borzoi plays, IV
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  • Political corruption
  • Bureaucracy
  • Electronic books
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
The inspector-general; : a comedy in five acts, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596258990
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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11908853
Publisher number
MWT11908853
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The inspector-general; : a comedy in five acts, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596258990
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11908853
Publisher number
MWT11908853
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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