The Government Inspector

Author(s): Nikolai Gogol

Classics | 2020 February New Releases

The corrupt officials of a small Russian town, headed by the Mayor, react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector (the revizor) will soon be arriving in their town to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupted by the report that a suspicious person has arrived two weeks previously from Saint Petersburg and is staying at the inn. That person, however, is not an inspector; it is Khlestakov, a foppish civil servant with a wild imagination. Having learned that Khlestakov has been charging his considerable hotel bill to the Crown, the Mayor and his crooked cronies are immediately certain that this upper class twit is the dreaded inspector. For quite some time, however, Khlestakov does not even realize that he has been mistaken for someone else. Meanwhile, he enjoys the officials' terrified deference and moves in as a guest in the Mayor's house. He also demands and receives massive "loans" from the Mayor and all of his associates. He also flirts outrageously with the Mayor's wife and daughter

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  • : 9781847498151
  • : Alma Classics
  • : Alma Classics
  • : January 2020
  • : --- length: - '1.11' width: - '1.11' units: - Inches
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  • : Nikolai Gogol
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 891.7/2/3
  • : 224