THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR

The Government Inspector

Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809 – 1852)
Translator: Edward O. Marsh and Jeremy Brooks
Publisher: Methuen (2005 reissue)
Borrowed from: National Library

Introduction

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol is a dramatist and writer, best known for his plays The Government Inspector (1836) and Dead Souls (1842). Today, Russia and Ukraine lay claim to his legacy.

What is the story about?

A case of mistaken identity lays bare the corruption and hypocrisy in Tsarist Russia.

How is the book?

This is part of the Methuen Drama Student Edition. Nick and Non Worrall provide useful commentary and notes.

Finally …

Humorous.