Moscow-born author Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is best known for his novels Crime and Punishment (1866), The Brother Karamazov (1880) and Notes from the Underground (1864). His other important fiction includes Poor Folk (1846), The Double (1846), The House of the Dead (1862), The Idiot (1869), and The Possessed (1872).
Dostoevsky Library (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)by Fyodor Doestoevsky
• Crime and Punishment Brimming with psychological insights, this novel about a self-tormented man obsessed with/i>
James Joyce called Fyodor Dostoevsky "the man more than any other who has created modern prose, and intensified it to its present-day pitch." This six-volume gathering collects the immortal Russian's most seminal and influential works:
• Crime and Punishment Brimming with psychological insights, this novel about a self-tormented man obsessed with committing a perfect crime is recognized as a masterpiece of world literature.
• The Brothers Karamazov The last and perhaps the greatest of Dostoevsky's works, Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that wrestles courageously with the deepest questions about freedom, evil, and our quest for meaning.
• The Idiot Penned just two years after Crime and Punishment, this radically different novel vividly portrays Prince Myshkin, a Christ-like man whose very saintliness brings him and those he meets into disaster and grief.
• The Possessed This intensely political novel casts a searing indictment on the violent zealotry of anti-Tsarist ideologues while also criticizing the ineptitude of the conservative establishment.
• Notes from the Underground, The Double, and Other Stories In addition to two brilliant existential short novels, this paperback also include the stories "White Nights," "The Meek One," and "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man".
• The House of the Dead and Poor Folk This volume brings together Dostoevsky's first published work (Poor Folk) with a novel about prison life that is deeply imbued with the author's own horrific Siberian experiences.
The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics series:
• New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
• Biographies of the authors
• Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
• Footnotes and endnotes
• Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
• Comments by other famous authors
• Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
• Bibliographies for further reading
• Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
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