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Saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanitorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorius kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya.
'The most innovative and challenging writer of fiction in his generation in Russia' Guardian Based on a real-life crime which horrified Russia in 1869, Dostoevsky intended his novel to castigate the fanaticism of his country's new political reformers, particularly those known as Nihilists.
Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood... axe in hand?... Lord, will I really? This is the translation of author's 'psychological record of a crime' which gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged and fevered atmosphere.
The BROTHERS KARAMAZOV - Dostoevsky's most widely read novel - is at once a murder mystery, a mordant comedy of family intrigue, a pioneering work of psychological realism and an unblinking look into the abyss of human suffering.
The text for this edition of Notes from Underground is Michael Katz's acclaimed translation of the 1863 novel, which is introduced and annotated specifically for English-speaking readers.
Presents erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving Karamazov and his three sons. This book portrays the social and spiritual strivings in Russian culture.
Presenting the apology and confession of a minor mid-19th-century Russian official, this title offers a half-desperate, half-mocking political critique and an account of man's breakaway from society and descent 'underground'.
An event to be celebrated, a Dostoesvsky translation that fully captures the literary achievements of the original.
Jessie Coulson's translation provides the text for the Third Edition of this acclaimed Norton Critical Edition.
.it wasn't a human being I killed, it was a principle!'A troubled young man commits the perfect crime - the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss.
A towering classic of Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a compelling story of a brutal double murder and its aftermath. An impoverished ex-student, Rodion Raskolnikov, kills a pawnbroker and her sister, apparently for financial gain. But as he encounters friends and family, strangers and adversaries, Raskolnikov is compelled to face the true forces that have led him to murder. His struggle with himself and those around him becomes a battle of the individual against society, radicalism against tradition, and ultimately the will of man against the mysteries of divine providence. A sensation in its day, Crime and Punishment has left an indelible stamp on the world of literature. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Crime and Punishment is translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, with an afterword by Oliver Francis.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature.Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations have become the standard, give us a brilliantly faithful edition of this classic novel, conveying all the tragedy and tormented comedy of the original.
Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. Military surgeon. He was educated in his native city and at the School of Military Engineering at St. Petersburg, from which he graduated in 1843 with the grade of sub lieutenant. The attraction of literature led him to give up the career that lay open to him, and he entered instead upon a long struggle with poverty.
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume includes famous works:Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret GardenHomer - The IliadHomer - The OdysseyCharles Dickens - A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistLyman Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard Of OzNathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne - The House Of The Seven GablesThomas Hardy - Jude The ObscureRobert Louis Stevenson -The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson - Treasure IslandHenry Haggard - King Solomon's MinesWilkie Collins - The Woman In WhiteH. G. Wells - The Island Of Doctor MoreauSir Walter Scott - IvanhoeWilkie Collins - The Moonstone A RomanceLucy Maud Montgomery - Anne Of Green GablesLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenHenry Fielding - AmeliaMary Shelley - Frankenstein, Or The Modern PrometheusArthur Conan Doyle - The Lost WorldLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaEuripides - MedeaFyodor Dostoevsky - The IdiotFyodor Dostoevsky - Crime And PunishmentAlexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin A Romance Of Russian Life In VerseJames Fenimore Cooper - The Last Of The MohicansDaniel Defoe - Robinson CrusoeJoseph Conrad - Heart Of DarknessJonathan Swift - Gulliver's TravelsWilliam Shakespeare - Romeo And JulietWilliam Shakespeare - Hamlet, Prince Of DenmarkWilliam Shakespeare - OthelloOscar Wilde - The Picture Of Dorian GrayJohn Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress From This World To That Which Is To ComeCharles Darwin - The Origin Of Species Or The Preservation Of Favoured Races In The Struggle For LifeAlfred Tennyson - Idylls Of The KingBram Stoker - DraculaJames Joyce - UlyssesDante Alighieri - The Divine ComedyHoward Pyle - Robin HoodJane Austen - EmmaEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsThomas Hardy - Tess Of The D'urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully PresentedGiovanni Boccaccio - The DecameronRudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
Selected works of Fyodor Dostoevsky from the series "e;Best of the Best"e; is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other.The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers.It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works.Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person.These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words.This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous worksThe IdiotCrime and PunishmentThe Brothers KaramazovThe Insulted and the InjuredNotes from the UndergroundThe Grand InquisitorThe PossessedThe GamblerPoor FolkUncle's DreamThe Permanent HusbandAn Honest Thief
Why is the name of this composite book "e;Mystifying Russian soul"e;? Let's apply to Wikipedia: "e;The concept arouse in the second part of the 19th century due to a philosophy of the leading Russian writers such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. In their popular in Europe books not ethic, but aesthetic principles as well as not entertaining, but moral needs are playing the dominant role. "e;Spirit"e; of such writings turned into "e;Soul"e; and lead to a concept "e;Mystifying Russian soul"e; popular abroad. Except Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy almost all the writers who became classics of Russian and world literature took part in this process. The composite book "e;Mystifying Russian soul"e; contains more than twenty their novels, tales, plays and poems.