The Double

The Double

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by Fyodor Dostoevsky
     
 

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It was a little before eight o'clock in the morning when Yakov Petrovitch Golyadkin, a titular councillor, woke up from a long sleep. He yawned, stretched, and at last opened his eyes completely. For two minutes, however, he lay in his bed without moving, as though he were not yet quite certain whether he were awake or still asleep, whether all that was going on

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It was a little before eight o'clock in the morning when Yakov Petrovitch Golyadkin, a titular councillor, woke up from a long sleep. He yawned, stretched, and at last opened his eyes completely. For two minutes, however, he lay in his bed without moving, as though he were not yet quite certain whether he were awake or still asleep, whether all that was going on around him were real and actual, or the continuation of his confused dreams

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Library Journal
Not one of the author's better-known works, this 1846 novel introduces Golyadkin, a man who one day meets his exact double. The double is not only physically identical but has the same name and background. Golyadkin's happy life spirals downward into paranoia and neurosis as his friends begin to abandon him for the doppelganger. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"No novelist ever wrestled with materialism more fiercely and intelligently than Dostoevsky."  —Jonathan Franzen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412183468
Publisher:
eBooksLib
Publication date:
04/21/2010
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NOOK Book
File size:
224 KB

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist and writer of fiction whose works, including Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, have had a profound and lasting effect on intellectual thought and world literature.

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