The Doubleby Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (Translator), Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Most significant of the Russian novelist's early stories (1846) offers a straight-faced treatment of a hallucinatory theme. Golyadkin senior is a powerless target of persecution by Golyadkin junior, his double in almost every respect. Familiar Dostoyevskan themes of helplessness, victimization, scandal—beautifully handled in small masterpiece.
“The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx.” - Albert Camus
“The most impressive thing about The Double is how pertinent it feels today . . . like all the best fiction, The Double reinvents and rewrites itself for the current age” - Jeremy Dyson
- Alan Rodgers Books
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Meet the Author
With his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden of 19th-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (18211881) exercised immense influence on modern writers. His novels featured profound philosophical and psychological insights that anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews