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The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf

By Ilya Ilf

Winner of 2012 Northern California publication Award for Fiction in Translation

More trustworthy to the unique textual content and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of The Twelve Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov’s Russian vintage absolutely to lifestyles. The novel’s iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist residing via his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has lower back to his homeland to appear for a cache of lacking jewels hidden in chairs which have been appropriated via the Soviet experts. the quest for the chairs takes them from the provinces of Moscow to the wilds of the Transcaucasus mountains. On their quest they stumble upon numerous characters, from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to getting older survivors of the outdated propertied periods, every one extra egocentric, venal, and bungling than the final. a super satire of the early years of the Soviet Union, in addition to the foundation for a Mel Brooks movie, The Twelve Chairs keeps its common appeal.

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The Twelve Chairs

Winner of 2012 Northern California ebook Award for Fiction in TranslationMore trustworthy to the unique textual content and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of The Twelve Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov’s Russian vintage totally to lifestyles. The novel’s iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist dwelling through his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has lower back to his homeland to seem for a cache of lacking jewels hidden in chairs which were appropriated through the Soviet gurus.

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You have successfully read the story and listened to the audio presentation. Now answer the multiple-choice questions and other activities in the Activity Book. The Best of Poe:Layout 1 12/6/07 10:24 PM Page 4 Overview Everyone deserves to read the best literature our language has to offer. Saddleback’s Illustrated Classics™ was designed to acquaint readers with the most famous stories from the world’s greatest authors, while teaching essential skills. You will learn how to: • Establish a purpose for reading • Use prior knowledge • Evaluate your reading • Listen to the language as it is written • Extend literary and language appreciation through discussion and writing activities Reading is one of the most important skills you will ever learn.

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