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The Double
     

The Double

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by Fyodor Dostoevsky
 

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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.

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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.

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Library Journal
Not one of the author's better-known works, this 1846 novel introduces Golyadkin, a man who one day meets his exact double. The double is not only physically identical but has the same name and background. Golyadkin's happy life spirals downward into paranoia and neurosis as his friends begin to abandon him for the doppelganger. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433298059
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

FYODOR MIKHAILOVICH DOSTOEVSKY (1821-1881) was born in Moscow, the son of a surgeon. Leaving the study of engineering for literature, he published Poor Folk in 1846. As a member of revolutionary circles in St. Petersburg, he was condemned to death in 1849. A last-minute reprieve sent him to Siberia for hard labor. Returning to St. Petersburg in 1859, he worked as a journalist and completed his masterpiece, Crime and Punishment, as well as other works, including The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.

Stefan Rudnicki is a GRAMMY®-winning audiobook producer and/or director of nearly eight hundred audiobooks, and the narrator of more than one hundred fifty. He has received the coveted Audie® Award twelve times, as well as multiple AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards.

Emily Janice Card is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. She is also an audiobook narrator and a director of numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie® and Earphones Award-winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall.

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