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A Gentle Spirit

A Gentle Spirit

by Fyodor Dostoevsky
     
 

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A Gentle Spirit
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"A Gentle Spirit" is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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A Gentle Spirit
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"A Gentle Spirit" is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149405275
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
04/26/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
784 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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