Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
     
 

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NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND is a rambling memoir of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The narrator attacks many aspects of contemporary Russian society, as well as emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done? In later parts of the work the narrator, who becomes

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NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND is a rambling memoir of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The narrator attacks many aspects of contemporary Russian society, as well as emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done? In later parts of the work the narrator, who becomes increasingly erratic and unreliable, seems to be in both decline and in a state of renewal as he seeks revenge against several people who have slighted him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013510159
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
323 KB

Meet the Author

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a noted Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. The second of seven children, Dostoyevsky was born into a devout Christian family and grew up on the grounds of Mariinsky Hospital, where his father was a doctor. A budding intellectual, Dostoyevsky was exiled to Siberia in 1849 for alleged anti-Tsarist activities. His formative exposure to the poor and oppressed in Moscow and his exile to Siberia profoundly shaped his writing.

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