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Poor Folk
     

Poor Folk

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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
 

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Poor Folk was written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and first published in 1846. It is a tale told as a series of letters between the characters. And oh, what characters these are! Makar Dievushkin Alexievitch is a copy writer, barely squeaking by; Barbara Dobroselova Alexievna works as a seamstress, and both face the sort of everyday humiliation society puts upon the poor.

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Poor Folk was written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and first published in 1846. It is a tale told as a series of letters between the characters. And oh, what characters these are! Makar Dievushkin Alexievitch is a copy writer, barely squeaking by; Barbara Dobroselova Alexievna works as a seamstress, and both face the sort of everyday humiliation society puts upon the poor. These are people respected by no one, not even by themselves. These are folks too poor, in their circumstances, to marry; the love between them is a chaste and proper thing, a love that brings some readers to tears. But it isn't maudlin, either; Fyodor Dostoevsky has something profound to say about these people and this circumstance. And he says it very well. When the book was first published a leading Russian literary critic of the day Belinsky prophesied that Dostoevsky would become a literary giant. It isn't hard to see how he came to that conclusion, and in hindsight, he was surely correct.

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BN ID:
2940013333888
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
435 KB

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Poor Folk 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great work of literature by Dostoyevsky. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My rating is based entirely off this edition. The book "Poor Folk" is excellent and I highly recommend it as a read. This edition, however, is poorly translated with typos and cheaply assembled.
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