The Notebooks for Crime and Punishment


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486821412
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Key to understanding Dostoyevsky's masterpiece offers facsimile pages plus interpretations of the author's schematic plans of major portions of the novel, deleted scenes, reflections on philosophical and religious ideas, more.

The Idiot (Vintage Classics)


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780553901894
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money, power, and manipulation. Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this “positively beautiful man” on the people around him, leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature.

Notes from Underground and the Double


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141904097
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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'Notes from Underground' (1864) is a study of a single character, 'the real man of the Russian majority', and a revelation of Dostoyevsky's own deepest beliefs. One of his best critics has said of the first part that it forms his 'most utterly naked pages. Never afterwards was he so fully and openly to reveal the inmost recesses, unmeant for display, of his heart.' 'The Double' (1846) is the nightmarish story of Mr Golyadkin, a man who is haunted or possessed by his own double. Is 'Mr Golyadkinjunior' really a double or simply a fearful side of his own nature? This uncertainty is what gives urgency and horror to a tale which may be read as a classic study of human breakdown.

The Adolescent


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428117
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na•ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky’s translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy.

Delphi Complete Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Illustrated)


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909242
Category: Fiction
Page: 4012
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Widely regarded as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky crafted unique literary works that explored the psychology of the troubled political, social and spiritual atmosphere of nineteenth century Russia. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Dostoyevsky, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 9) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dostoyevsky's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 15 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * 20 short stories, with rare tales available in no other collection * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Dostoyevsky's journal and letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Dostoyevsky’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with corrected texts, new images and introductions Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels POOR FOLK THE DOUBLE NETOCHKA NEZVANOVA UNCLE’S DREAM THE VILLAGE OF STEPANCHIKOVO THE INSULTED AND HUMILIATED THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND CRIME AND PUNISHMENT THE GAMBLER THE IDIOT THE PERMANENT HUSBAND THE POSSESSED THE RAW YOUTH THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV The Short Stories MR. PROHARTCHIN THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND THE WEDDING THE HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS TREE THE CROCODILE BOBOK A GENTLE SPIRIT THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN THE PEASANT MAREY THE LITTLE ORPHAN A WEAK HEART WHITE NIGHTS THE MEEK GIRL POLZUNKOV A LITTLE HERO THE HONEST THIEF A NOVEL IN NINE LETTERS THE LANDLADY AN UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE THE GRAND INQUISITOR The Non-Fiction DOSTOYEVSKY’S JOURNAL LETTERS OF FYODOR MICHAILOVITCH DOSTOYEVSKY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS The Criticism ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps RUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood Extract from ‘AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Maurice Baring THREE ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY by Virginia Woolf Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Power of Kings

Monarchy and Religion in Europe, 1589-1715
Author: Paul Kléber Monod
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300090666
Category: History
Page: 417
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In the sixteenth century, the kings of Europe were like gods to their subjects. Within 150 years, however, this view of monarchs had altered dramatically; a king was the human, visible sign of the rational state. How did such a momentous shift in political understanding come about? This book explores the changing cultural significance of the power of European kings from the assassination of France’s Henry III to the death of Louis XIV.

Notes from the Underground and Other Stories


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225778
Category: Fiction
Page: 720
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With an Introduction and Notes by David Rampton, Department of English, University of Ottowa. Notes from Underground and Other Stories is a comprehensive collection of Dostoevsky's short fiction. Many of these stories, like his great novels, reveal his special sympathy for the solitary and dispossessed, explore the same complex psychological issues and subtly combine rich characterization and philosophical meditations on the (often) dark areas of the human psyche, all conveyed in an idiosyncratic blend of deadly seriousness and wild humour. In Notes from Underground, the Underground Man casually dismantles utilitarianism and celebrates in its stead a perverse but vibrant masochism. A Christmas Tree and a Wedding recounts the successful pursuit of a young girl by a lecherous old man. In Bobok, one Ivan Ivanovitch listens in on corpses gossiping in a cemetery and ends up deploring their depravity. In A Gentle Spirit, the narrator describes his dawning recognition that he is responsible for his wife's suicide. In short, as a commentator on spiritual stagnation, Dostoevsky has no equal.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

The Idiot

Easyread Large Edition
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425045308
Category: Fiction
Page: 420
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Originally written in Russian language, The Idiot is a unique masterpiece. Dostoevsky has depicted a good man, Prince Myshkin, who is trapped in the cruel and wild Petersburg society that is obsessed with avarice, power and manipulation. It is a story of conflicting emotions of love and hatred, friendship and hostility etc. Appealing ...

The House of the Dead

And, The Gambler
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
ISBN: 9781840226294
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Alexey Ivanovitch is a young tutor in the household of a general. He is both observer and actor in the tempest which surrounds his impoverished employer. Everyone is waiting for the death of Granny, the general's rich aunt, but so far from dying, she turns up alive and well, and makes her way to the casino...

Crime and Punishment (Amazonclassics Edition)


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: AmazonClassics
ISBN: 9781542049306
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American Reads Living in a squalid room in St. Petersburg, the indigent but proud Rodion Raskolnikov believes he is above society. Obsessed with the idea of breaking the law, Raskolnikov resolves to kill an old pawnbroker for her cash. Although the murder and robbery are bungled, Raskolnikov manages to escape without being seen. And with nothing to prove his guilt and a mendacious confessor in police custody, Raskolnikov seems to have committed the perfect crime. But in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's world of moral transgressions, with its reason and its consequences, Raskolnikov's plan has a devastating hitch: the feverish delirium of his own conscience. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Crime and Punishment


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Keith Carabine
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224306
Category: Fiction
Page: 485
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A novel built out of a series of dramatic scenes that illuminate eternal conflicts at the heart of human existence: most especially our desire for self-expression and self-fulfilment, as against the constraints of morality and human laws.

Notes from the Underground

Or Letters from the Underworld
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781518646591
Category:
Page: 82
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Notes from the Underground, or Letters from the Underworld, is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator. This book, Notes from the Underground, was translated by Constance Garnett in 1918 and originally published in the book titled White Nights and Other Stories in 1918 by Heinemann: London.

Crime and Punishment: A New Translation


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631490346
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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As featured on PBS's The Great American Read An event to be celebrated, a “rare Dostoesvsky translation” (William Mills Todd III, Harvard University) that fully captures the literary achievements of the original. Published to great acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on global literature and our modern world, and is still known worldwide as the quintessential Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its historical, cultural, and spiritual dimensions, probing the moral and ethical dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly stages throughout his narrative. Yet, at its heart, this masterpiece of literary realism is ultimately an immersive tale of passion and redemption—indeed, "the best of all murder stories" (Harold Bloom), "most perfect in pacing and structure. There is no more gripping novel in the world" (Michael Dirda). Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes fresh life into this ageless classic in a sparkling new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, subtle tones, and cunning humor of Dostoevsky’s magnum opus. Embracing the complex linguistic blend inherent in modern literary Russian that has provided an exceptionally fertile source of images and diction for Russian writers since the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and register of the novel’s most poignant and significant passages. Sensitive to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the original Russian for the English reader, allowing the text to evoke the same stirring emotional responses as the author intended. With its searing and unique portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment will be the translation of choice for years to come.