The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants

The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants

by Fyodor Dostoevsky
     
 

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Set on a remote country estate, the story concerns a household completely under the sway of the despotic charlatan and humbug Foma Fomich Opiskin. The owner of the estate, the retired Colonel Rostanev, is a meek, kind-hearted giant of a man, cruelly dominated by Opiskin. With deftly controlled suspense and brilliant comic interludes, the novel builds up to a

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Set on a remote country estate, the story concerns a household completely under the sway of the despotic charlatan and humbug Foma Fomich Opiskin. The owner of the estate, the retired Colonel Rostanev, is a meek, kind-hearted giant of a man, cruelly dominated by Opiskin. With deftly controlled suspense and brilliant comic interludes, the novel builds up to a confrontation between these two characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801420511
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1987
Series:
4/18/2002
Pages:
255

Meet the Author

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.

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