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The House of the Dead
     

The House of the Dead

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by Fyodor Dostoevsky
 

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Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp -- a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife. As with a number of the author's other works, this profoundly

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Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp -- a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife. As with a number of the author's other works, this profoundly influential novel brilliantly explores his characters' thoughts while probing the depths of the human soul. Describing in relentless detail the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, Dostoyevsky's character never loses faith in human qualities and the goodness of man. A haunting and remarkable work filled with wonder and resignation, The House of The Dead ranks among the Russian novelist's greatest masterpieces. Of this powerful autobiographical novel, Tolstoy wrote, "I know no better book in all modern literature."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140444568
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
789,050
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

With his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden of 19th-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) exercised immense influence on modern writers. His novels featured profound philosophical and psychological insights that anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism.

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The House of the Dead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a microcosm of the outside world, the author portrays in a heartfelt and penetrating manner, the struggle of a 'gentleman' to find solace and a place amongst his many hardened, peasant inmates who despise and ridicule him.
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