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Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Fyodor Mikailovich Dostoevsky’s life was as dark and dramatic as the great novels he wrote. He was born in Moscow in 1821,hroat until he strangled. A short first novel, Poor Folk (1846) brought him instant success, but his writing career was cut short by his arrest for alleged subversion against Tsar Nicholas I in 1849. In prison he was given the “silent treatment” for eight months (guards even wore velvet soled boots) before he was led in front a firing squad. Dressed in a death shroud, he faced an open grave and awaited execution, when suddenly, an order arrived commuting his... Read More

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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $5.99

The centerpiece of this collection , "The Eternal Husband" (1890) is one of Dostoevsky's most perfect works. Classical in form, it presents his most profound exploration of mimetic rivalry and the duality of human consciousness. Told from the point of view of a rich and idle man who is confronted by... Read more >
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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $5.99

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The Gambler

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Constance Garnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $13.00

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The Gambler

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Constance Garnett


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.95

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... Read more >
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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Revised by Anna Brailovsky
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Joseph Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $13.00

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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $26.00

From the award-winning translators of The Brothers Karamazov, a superb new translation of the novel in which Dostoevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul."

In The Idiot, Prince Myshkin, a saintly man, is thrust into the heart of a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon finds... Read more >
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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Anne Hruska


Format: Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1983
Price: $6.95

Despite the harsh circumstances besetting his own life -- object poverty, incessant gambling, the death of his firstborn child -- Dostoevsky produced a second masterpiece, The Idiot, just two years after completing Crime and Punishment. In it, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more... Read more >
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The Idiot (Vintage Classics)

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Notes from a Dead House

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $26.95

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Notes from a Dead House

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $

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Notes from Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 23, 2004
Price: $21.00

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between 19th- and 20th-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat... Read more >
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Notes from Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 30, 1994
Price: $12.95

Notes From Underground marks the frontier, not only between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, but between two centuries' visions of the self. For the unnamed narrator is a multiplicity of selves, each at war with the others--all at war with everything else. Now Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose translations of Crime... Read more >
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Notes From Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $4.95

"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has... Read more >

Notes from Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $7.99

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The Modern Library Collection Essential Russian Novels 4-Book Bundle

Written by Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky


Format: eBook, 3824 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2012
Price: $29.99

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