The Gambler

The Gambler

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Overview

In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General's cruel yet seductive niece, Polina. In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780368499395
Publisher: Blurb, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2019
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About 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 Gambler 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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A great work of literature. Well-worth reading.
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