Dead Souls - Part Two: Chapter 1 (pages 255- 285) Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: Chapter 1 (pages 255- 285) Summary

The next part of the novel begins with the introduction of Andrey Ivanovitch Tyentyetnikov, a thirty-three-year old unmarried landowner. He is a collegiate secretary and spends most of his time with his head in his books. He spends most of his day in his house, only in his dressing gown and rarely has any visitors. For his work, he tries to solve the political, philosophical, and civic problems of Russia. He grew up as many landowners did, going to school and excelling in his studies. As a young man, Andrey was had a very gentle disposition, but as he got older, his attitudes changed. He quit his first job in Petersburg because he grew angry with and tired of his supervisor, Fyodor Fyodorovitch Lynenitsyn. He spoke very rudely to him and was asked to step...

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