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The Devils
     

The Devils

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by Fyodor Dostoevsky
 

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The Devils is an 1872 novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. An extremely political book, Demons is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century.�As the revolutionary democrats begin to rise in Russia, different ideologies begin to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye on both the left-wing idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundation as

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The Devils is an 1872 novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. An extremely political book, Demons is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century.�As the revolutionary democrats begin to rise in Russia, different ideologies begin to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye on both the left-wing idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundation as demonic, and the conservative establishment's ineptitude in dealing with those ideas and their social consequences.�This form of intellectual conservativism tied to the Slavophile movement of Dostoevsky's day, called Pochvennichestvo, is seen to have continued on into its modern manifestation in individuals like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Dostoevsky's novels focus on the idea that utopias and positivist ideas, in being utilitarian, were unrealistic and unobtainable.�The book has five primary ideological characters: Verkhovensky, Shatov, Stavrogin, Stepan Trofimovich, and Kirilov. Through their philosophies, Dostoyevsky describes the political chaos seen in 19th century Russia.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016795850
Publisher:
Cricket House Books, LLC
Publication date:
06/13/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,244,443
File size:
3 MB

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Few authors have been as personally familiar with desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), and none have been so adept at describing it. His harrowing experiences in Russian prisons, combined with a profound religious philosophy, formed the basis for his greatest books: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov. When Dostoevsky died in 1881, he left a legacy of masterful novels that immortalized him as a giant of Russian literature.

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