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The Possessed : Or, the Devils (Illustrated)

The Possessed : Or, the Devils (Illustrated)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky
     
 

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The book is a masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoevsky about the life during the end of 19th century of imperial Russia.
“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

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The book is a masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoevsky about the life during the end of 19th century of imperial Russia.
“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 part—so 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:
9781300550990
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/04/2013
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LULU PRESS
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NOOK Book
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1 MB

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