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The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf
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it was amazing
bookshelves: adult-fiction, humor, other-cultures

I read this book many years ago when I was in college—loved it! Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov had been a nobleman in Russia before the revolution. Some of his family’s jewels had been hidden inside the seats of a set of chairs which were confiscated by authorities. With the help of a con artist named Ostap Bender, Ippolit sets out to find them. This satire of the early Soviet system had me, at times, laughing out loud at the escapades of the two men as they travelled the country in search of the lost treasure.
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July 31, 2015 – Shelved
July 31, 2015 – Shelved as: adult-fiction
July 31, 2015 – Shelved as: humor
July 31, 2015 – Shelved as: other-cultures

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