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The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector

By Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854591746, 123 pages, September 1997


A classic satire of provincial bureaucracy, which only saw the stage after the personal intervention of Tsar Nicholas I.

A small, corrupt Russian town receives a letter informing them of the imminent visit of a government inspector travelling incognito. When a passing civil servant is mistaken for the inspector, panic soon sets in.

This English version of Nikolai Gogol's play The Government Inspector, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.