Notes from Underground, The Grand Inquisitor


"The connection between these works is unmistakable, as is their direct relation to Dostoevsky's life—sensational, harrowing, and frenzied."
—From the Introduction by Ralph E. Matlow

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"The connection between these works is unmistakable, as is their direct relation to Dostoevsky's life—sensational, harrowing, and frenzied."
—From the Introduction by Ralph E. Matlow

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452285583
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 830,793
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.07 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Notes from Underground 1
The Grand Inquisitor 123
Appendix 149
Chernyshevsky: Excerpts from What Is to Be Done? 151
Excerpts from Winter Notes on Summer Impressions 187
Excerpts from Dostoevsky's Letters 197
Shchedrin: The Swallows 207
Dostoevsky: Mr. Shchedrin, or, Schism among the Nihilists 219
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