The Possessed (The Devils)

The Possessed (The Devils)

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by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
     
 

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SOME DETAILS OF THE BIOGRAPHY OF THAT HIGHLY RESPECTED GENTLEMAN STEFAN TEOFIMOVITCH VERHOVENSKY.
IN UNDERTAKING to describe the recent and strange incidents in our town, till lately wrapped in uneventful obscurity, I find' myself forced in absence of literary skill to begin my story rather far back, that is to say, with certain biographical details concerning…  See more details below

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SOME DETAILS OF THE BIOGRAPHY OF THAT HIGHLY RESPECTED GENTLEMAN STEFAN TEOFIMOVITCH VERHOVENSKY.
IN UNDERTAKING to describe the recent and strange incidents in our town, till lately wrapped in uneventful obscurity, I find' myself forced in absence of literary skill to begin my story rather far back, that is to say, with certain biographical details concerning that talented and highly-esteemed gentleman, Stepan Trofimovitch Verhovensky. I trust that these details may at least serve as an introduction, while my projected story itself will come later.
I will say at once that Stepan Trofimovitch had always filled a particular role among us, that of the progressive patriot, so to say, and he was passionately fond of playing the partso much so that I really believe he could not have existed without it. Not that I would put him on a level with an actor at a theatre, God forbid, for I really have a respect for him. This may all have been the effect of habit, or rather, more exactly of a generous propensity he had from his earliest years for indulging in an agreeable day-dream in which he figured as a picturesque public character. He fondly loved, for instance, his position as a "persecuted" man and, so to speak, an "exile." [...]

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ISBN-13:
9781495223761
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/08/2014
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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Possessed 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Brownis More than 1 year ago
I personally love this book and all works by Dostoyevsky. I was happy to find this copy for only a dollar, but I guess you get what you pay for. This ebook was very difficult to read due to errors. There would be random symbols and numbers in the middle of sentences. This book, however fascinating, is not light reading, and these errors really throw you off when your trying to read. Avoid this copy, but definitely get the book. I would recommend getting the Barnes and Noble edition or buying it in print. Also, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is one of my favorites, and I recommend it to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. One of my favorites by Dostoyevsky. This is a nice edition, with no errors. The person who said it has errors must be reviewing another version, as mine was error free.