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The Gambler

The Gambler

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The Gambler
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The novel was the basis of an opera by Sergei Prokofiev, also called The Gambler.. 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

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The Gambler
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The novel was the basis of an opera by Sergei Prokofiev, also called The Gambler.. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149405398
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
04/26/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
848,653
File size:
728 KB

Meet the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar. Then the drums rolled, signaling that instead he was to be exiled to the living death of Siberia.

Siberia was so cold the mercury froze in the thermometer. In prison, Dostoevsky was surrounded by murderers, thieves, parricides, and brigands who drank heavily, quarreled incessantly, and fought with horrible brutality. However, while "prisoners were piled on top of each other in the barracks, and the floor was matted with an inch of filth," Dostoevsky learned a great deal about the human condition that was to impact his writing as nothing had before.

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