The Government Inspector: New Translation Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/09/2019
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9781847498151