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The Village of Stepanchikovo
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ignat Avsey
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196538X
Pages: 224
Year: 2007-01-25
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Summoned to the country estate of his wealthy uncle Colonel Yegor Rostanev, the young student Sergey Aleksandrovich finds himself thrown into a startling bedlam. For as he soon sees, his meek and kind-hearted uncle is wholly dominated by a pretentious and despotic pseudo-intellectual named Opiskin, a charlatan who has ingratiated himself with Yegor’s mother and now holds the entire household under his thumb. Watching the absurd theatrics of this domestic tyrant over forty-eight explosive hours, Sergey grows increasingly furious - until at last, he feels compelled to act. A compelling comic exploration of petty tyranny, The Village of Stepanchikovo reveals a delight in life’s wild absurdities that rivals even Gogol’s. It also offers a fascinating insight into the genesis of the characters and situations of many of Dostoyevsky’s great later novels, including The Idiot, Devils and The Brothers Karamazov.
A ALDEIA DE STIEPANTCHIKOV E SEUS HABITANTES
Author: FIODOR DOSTOIEVSKI, KLARA GOURIANOVA
Publisher:
ISBN: 8574922161
Pages: 240
Year:
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Ambientado numa propriedade rural do interior da Rússia, o romance narra as intrigas e desencontros que se dão na convivência de uma família cercada por estranhos agregados e parasitas. No centro dos acontecimentos está Fomá Fomitch - com um passado de bufão da corte, mas com a pretensão de ser reconhecido como um grande pensador. Dostoiévski cria neste livro a sua galeria de personagens e situações estranhas e paradoxais, para exercer sua crítica à sociedade e à moral de seu tempo.
The Gambler
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736802560
Pages: 243
Year: 2018-04-25
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The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. The first-person narrative is told from the point of view of Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The patriarch of the family, The General, is indebted to the Frenchman Des Grieux and has mortgaged his property in Russia to pay only a small amount of his debt. Upon learning of the illness of his wealthy aunt, "Grandmother", he sends streams of telegrams to Moscow and awaits the news of her demise. His expected inheritance will pay his debts and gain Mademoiselle De Cominges's hand in marriage. One day while Polina and Alexei are on a walk they see a Baron and Baroness. Polina dares him to insult the aristocratic couple and he does so with little hesitation. This sets off a chain of events that details Madame de Cominges's interest in the General and gets Alexei fired as tutor of the General's children. Shortly after this, Grandmother shows up and surprises the whole party of debtors and indebted. She tells them all that she knows all about the General's debt and why the French man and woman are waiting around the suite day after day. She leaves the party of death-profiteers by saying that none of them are getting any of her money. She then asks Alexei to be her guide around the town famous for its healing waters and infamous for its casino where the tables are stacked with piles of gold; she wants to gamble. Alexei starts to gamble to survive. One day he passes Mr. Astley on a park bench in Bad Homburg and has a talk with him. He finds out from Astley that Polina is in Switzerland and actually does love him. Astley gives him some money but shows little hope that he will not use it for gambling. Alexei goes home dreaming of going to Switzerland the next day and recollects what made him win at the roulette tables in the past.
Notes from the Underground
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736802579
Pages: 177
Year: 2018-04-25
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Notes from the Underground is a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?. The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow", and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator. Dostoyevsky again confronts the concept of free will and constructs a negative argument to validate free will against determinism in the character Kirillov's suicide in his novel The Demons. Notes from Underground marks the starting point of Dostoyevsky's move from psychological and sociological themed novels to novels based on existential and general human experience in crisis. War is described as people's rebellion against the assumption that everything needs to happen for a purpose, because humans do things without purpose, and this is what determines human history. The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche called Dostoevsky "the only psychologist, incidentally, from whom I had anything to learn."
White nights ; A gentle creature ; The dream of a ridiculous man
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alan Myers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Pages: 131
Year: 1995-04
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In these stories, Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality, and also his own ambiguous attitude toward utopianism, themes central to his great novels. In White Nights, the apparent idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from "living life." A Gentle Creature and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man show how withdrawal from reality can end in spiritual desolation as well as moral indifference, and how, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated individual can only be resolved by the rediscovery of a sense of compassion and responsibility toward other people. No other edition brings together these specific stories--which are most interesting when read alongside one another--and the new translations capture all the power and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing at tis best.
The house of the dead
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Year: 1969
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The Idiot (Vintage Classics)
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0553901893
Pages: 656
Year: 2012-07-18
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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money, power, and manipulation. Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this “positively beautiful man” on the people around him, leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature.
The Brothers Karamazov
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 504046410X
Pages:
Year: 2017-09-05
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Bobok
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531280986
Pages: 26
Year: 2018-03-22
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a great Russian author in the 19th century. Dostoyevsky’s work is noted for its description of human psychology in the difficult environment of Russia during his time. Dostoyevsky’s classics such as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov are considered to be among the greatest novels ever written. This edition of Bobok includes a table of contents.
The Peasant Marey
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531280994
Pages: 9
Year: 2018-03-22
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a great Russian author in the 19th century. Dostoyevsky’s work is noted for its description of human psychology in the difficult environment of Russia during his time. Dostoyevsky’s classics such as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov are considered to be among the greatest novels ever written. This edition of The Peasant Marey includes a table of contents.
The Last Jew
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 146686673X
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-03-25
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In the year 1492, the Inquisition has all of Spain in its grip. After centuries of pogrom-like riots encouraged by the Church, the Jews - who have been an important part of Spanish life since the days of the Romans - are expelled from the country by royal edict. Many who wish to remain are intimidated by Church and Crown and become Catholics, but several hundred thousand choose to retain their religion and depart; given little time to flee, some perish even before they can escape from Spain. Yonah Toledano, the 15-year-old son of a celebrated Spanish silversmith, has seen his father and brother die during these terrible days - victims whose murders go almost unnoticed in a time of mass upheaval. Trapped in Spain by circumstances, he is determined to honor the memory of his family by remaining a Jew. On a donkey named Moise, Yonah begins a meandering journey, a young fugitive zigzagging across the vastness of Spain. Toiling at manual labor, he desperately tries to cling to his memories of a vanished culture. As a lonely shepherd on a mountaintop he hurls snatches of almost forgotten Hebrew at the stars, as an apprentice armorer he learns to fight like a Christian knight. Finally, as a man living in a time and land where danger from the Inquisition is everywhere, he deals with the questions that mark his past. How he discovers the answers, how he finds his way to a singular and strong Marrano woman, how he achieves a life with the outer persona of a respected Old Christian physician and the inner life of a secret Jew, is the fabric of this novel. The Last Jew is a glimpse of the past, an authentic tale of high adventure, and a tender and unforgettable love story. In it, Noah Gordon utilizes his greatest strengths, and the result is remarkable and moving.
Bend, Not Break
Author: Ping Fu, MeiMei Fox
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591846811
Pages: 276
Year: 2013
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Traces the author's rise from a survivor of China's Cultural Revolution to an "Inc. Magazine" Entrepreneur of the Year and proud U.S. citizen, describing the circumstances that led to her exile and the visionary leadership style that enabled her remarkable career.
Seven Letters from Paris
Author: Samantha Vérant
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402297238
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-10-07
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Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she'd met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize that the passion they felt 20 years prior hasn't faded with time and distance. Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is crazy-but it's the kind of crazy she's been waiting for her whole life.
Dostoevsky
Author: Joseph Frank
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691115699
Pages: 784
Year: 2003
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This fifth and final volume of Joseph Frank's justly celebrated literary and cultural biography of Dostoevsky renders with a rare intelligence and grace the last decade of the writer's life, the years in which he wrote A Raw Youth, Diary of a Writer, and his crowning triumph: The Brothers Karamazov. Dostoevsky's final years at last won him the universal approval toward which he had always aspired. While describing his idiosyncratic relationship to the Russian state, Frank also details Doestoevsky's continuing rivalries with Turgenev and Tolstoy. Dostoevsky's appearance at the Pushkin Festival in June 1880, which preceded his death by one year, marked the apotheosis of his career--and of his life as a spokesman for the Russian spirit. There he delivered his famous speech on Pushkin before an audience stirred to a feverish emotional pitch: "Ours is universality attained not by the sword, but by the force of brotherhood and of our brotherly striving toward the reunification of mankind." This is the Dostoevsky who has entered the patrimony of world literature, though he was not always capable of living up to such exalted ideals. The writer's death in St. Petersburg in January of 1881 concludes this unparalleled literary biography--one truly worthy of Dostoevsky's genius and of the remarkable time and place in which he lived.
An Honest Thief
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531280943
Pages: 28
Year: 2018-03-22
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a great Russian author in the 19th century. Dostoyevsky’s work is noted for its description of human psychology in the difficult environment of Russia during his time. Dostoyevsky’s classics such as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov are considered to be among the greatest novels ever written. This edition of An Honest Thief includes a table of contents.

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