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Excerpt from Thomas Seltzer: The First Five Years Disputation may, and often does, rage, concerning the place of the bound volume in the press of practical affairs, but about one point there has been little question, and that is that the prestige of a home is enhanced by the possession of at least one book. If the ponderous parlor table has yielded place to the tipsy tabouret, and the awesome parlor itself, so seldom used has become an alcove of multiple function, and the book, instead of a fearsome folio of Dante's Inferno, by (as the movies pithily put it) Gustave Dore, is now the telephone directory, at least the essence of tradition is safe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes ...
Although it may read to modern audiences like a hilarious slapstick comedy, The Inspector-General is actually much more than that. Famed Russian writer Nikolai Gogol intended it to be a veiled but pointed satire of the ineptitude, corruption, and greed that exemplified the Russian bureaucracy in the nineteenth century. The witty play was later used as the basis for a movie version starring Danny Kaye (1949).
Excerpt from Tolstoi: A Critical Study of Him and His Works The first chronicle extant, the Chronicle of Nestor, dates from the latter part of the eleventh century. This was followed by a number of other chronicles, by works on the lives of the saints, and by the famous Tale of the Troop of Igor, a prose epic originating probably in the twelfth century. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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