By Ilya Ilf
Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist dwelling by way of his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia. He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has back to his homeland to discover a cache of lacking jewels that have been hidden in a few chairs which have been appropriated by way of the Soviet specialists. the hunt for the bejeweled chairs takes those not likely heroes from the provinces to Moscow to the wilds of Soviet Georgia and the Trans-caucasus mountains; on their quest they stumble upon a wide selection of characters: from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to getting older survivors of the prerevolutionary propertied sessions, every one extra egocentric, venal, and useless than the only ahead of.
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