The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
     
 

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THE GAMBLER follows Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The story revolves around the game of roulette, which serves as both a blessing and curse for the various characters of the story. Invanovich's employer, The General, is heavily indebted to French gambler, De Grieux, and hopes to soon inherit his aunt's… See more details below

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THE GAMBLER follows Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The story revolves around the game of roulette, which serves as both a blessing and curse for the various characters of the story. Invanovich's employer, The General, is heavily indebted to French gambler, De Grieux, and hopes to soon inherit his aunt's property to set his finances in order. Ivanovich and his love interest, Polina, also have a series of impressive wins and losses at the gaming table, but their winnings quickly impact their relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013510067
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a noted Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. The second of seven children, Dostoyevsky was born into a devout Christian family and grew up on the grounds of Mariinsky Hospital, where his father was a doctor. A budding intellectual, Dostoyevsky was exiled to Siberia in 1849 for alleged anti-Tsarist activities. His formative exposure to the poor and oppressed in Moscow and his exile to Siberia profoundly shaped his writing.

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