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Ilya Ilf Fainzilberg (1837 – 1937) and Evgeny Petrovich Kataev (1903 – 1942) met in Moscow in 1925 and wrote this novel from a plot idea suggested to them by Kataev’s famous brother, the novelist Valentin.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-11
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xxvi
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  1. Translator’s Introduction
  2. pp. xxvii-xxviii
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  1. Part One: The Lion of Stargorod
  2. pp. 3-33
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  1. 1. Bezenchuk and the Nymphs
  2. pp. 5-16
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  1. 2. The Demise of Madame Petukhova
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 3. The Sinner’s Mirror
  2. pp. 27-36
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  1. 4. The Muse of Distant Travel
  2. pp. 37-42
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  1. 5. The Registrar’s Past
  2. pp. 43-64
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  1. 6. The Smooth Operator
  2. pp. 65-74
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  1. 7. Diamond Smoke
  2. pp. 75-82
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  1. 8. Traces of the Titanic
  2. pp. 83-88
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  1. 9. The Little Sky-Blue Thief
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. 10. Where Are Your Curls?
  2. pp. 103-112
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  1. 11. The Parakeet, the Repairman, and the Fortune-Teller
  2. pp. 113-124
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  1. 12. The Alphabet, the Mirror of Life
  2. pp. 125-140
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  1. 13. A Passionate Woman, a Poet’s Dream
  2. pp. 141-154
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  1. 14. Breathe Deeper, You’re Excited!
  2. pp. 155-174
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  1. 15. The Union of the Sword and the Plowshare
  2. pp. 175-188
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  1. Part Two: In Moscow
  2. pp. 189-219
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  1. 16. Amid an Ocean of Chairs
  2. pp. 191-194
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  1. 17. The Brother Berthold Schwartz Dormitory
  2. pp. 195-210
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  1. 18. Respect Your Mattresses, Citizens!
  2. pp. 211-218
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  1. 19. The Furniture Museum
  2. pp. 219-228
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  1. 20. European-Style Voting
  2. pp. 229-240
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  1. 21. From Seville to Granada
  2. pp. 241-254
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  1. 22. Corporal Punishment
  2. pp. 255-268
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  1. 23. Ellochka the Cannibal
  2. pp. 269-278
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  1. 24. Absalom Vladimirovich Iznurenkov
  2. pp. 279-290
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  1. 25. The Motorists’ Club
  2. pp. 291-304
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  1. 26. Conversation with a Naked Engineer
  2. pp. 305-314
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  1. 27. Two Visits
  2. pp. 315-320
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  1. 28. The Excellent Jailhouse Basket
  2. pp. 321-330
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  1. 29. The Little Hen and the Pacifi c Rooster
  2. pp. 331-342
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  1. 30. The Author of “The Gavriliad”
  2. pp. 343-354
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  1. 31. The Mighty Handful, or the Gold-Seekers
  2. pp. 355-364
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  1. 32. In the Columbus Theater
  2. pp. 365-380
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  1. Part Three: Madame Petukhova’s Treasure
  2. pp. 381-411
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  1. 33. A Magical Night on the Volga
  2. pp. 383-396
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  1. 34. A Pair of Unclean Animals
  2. pp. 397-410
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  1. 35. Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
  2. pp. 411-420
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  1. 36. The Interplanetary Chess Congress
  2. pp. 421-438
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  1. 37. And Others
  2. pp. 439-448
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  1. 38. A View of a Malachite Puddle
  2. pp. 449-458
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  1. 39. Cape Green
  2. pp. 459-468
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  1. 40. Under the Clouds
  2. pp. 469-480
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  1. 41. Earthquake
  2. pp. 481-494
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  1. 42. Treasure
  2. pp. 495-506
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  1. Translator’s Notes
  2. pp. 507-575
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810167162
Print ISBN
9780810127722
MARC Record
OCLC
867786193
Pages
574
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
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