The Possessed (The Devils)

The Possessed (The Devils)

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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Demons is an anti-nihilistic novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1871-2. Although titled The Possessed in the initial English translation, Dostoyevsky scholars and later translations favour the titles The Devils or Demons.
An extremely political book, Demons is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats began to rise in Russia, different ideologies began to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye over both the radical idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundations as demonic, and the conservative establishment, portraying its ineptitude in dealing with those ideas and their social consequences.
Many of the characters represent different types within this ideological conflict. By exploring their interactions, Dostoyevsky depicts the political chaos seen in 19th-century Russia.

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ISBN-13: 9781731701381
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Publication date: 10/28/2018
Pages: 726
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.59(d)

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Possessed 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Brownis More than 1 year ago
I personally love this book and all works by Dostoyevsky. I was happy to find this copy for only a dollar, but I guess you get what you pay for. This ebook was very difficult to read due to errors. There would be random symbols and numbers in the middle of sentences. This book, however fascinating, is not light reading, and these errors really throw you off when your trying to read. Avoid this copy, but definitely get the book. I would recommend getting the Barnes and Noble edition or buying it in print. Also, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is one of my favorites, and I recommend it to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. One of my favorites by Dostoyevsky. This is a nice edition, with no errors. The person who said it has errors must be reviewing another version, as mine was error free.