Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The shorter works of one of the world's greatest writers, including The Gambler and Notes from Underground

The short works of Dostoevsky exist in the very large shadow of his astonishing longer novels, but they too are among literature's most revered works. The Gambler chronicles Dostoevsky's own addiction, which he eventually overcame. Many have argued that Notes from Underground contains several keys to understanding the themes of the longer novels, such as Crime and Punishment and The Idiot.

Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky includes:

Notes from Underground
The Gambler
A Disgraceful Affair
The Eternal Husband
The Double
White Nights
A Gentle Creature
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060726461
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/06/2004
Series: Perennial Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 418,664
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. He died in 1881 having written some of the most celebrated works in the history of literature, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov.

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This collection captures much of what makes Dostoevsky one of the world's greatest writers, especially "Notes from Underground," which is without doubt a seminal work in western literature and modern consciousness. Many of the themes in his longer works are found here in nascent and/or shorter form: the alienation of the Individual; the dehumanization of modern man; the struggle against materialism; and the affirmation of the importance of human beings and the primacy of free will and choice in the assertion of our humanity. All big words and ideas carrying the potential for outright dismissal as bombast by our jaded (and trivial) modern world view. Serious readers will not be deterred and will find in this book the wisdom and profound intellectual depth of Russia's greatest writer and one of the World's greatest masters of literature.