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Fyodor Dostoevsky

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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Notes from a Dead House
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Knopf | Hardcover | March 24, 2015
$26.95/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95959-1 (0-307-95959-7)

From the acclaimed translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky comes a new translation of the first great prison memoir: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fictionalized account of his life-changing penal servitude in Siberia.

In 1849 Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years at hard labor in a Siberian prison camp for his participation in a...

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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8337-1 (0-8129-8337-8)

From Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces.
 
Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to...

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Russian Literature
Written by Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin and Leo Tolstoy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$168.00/195.85(Canada) | 978-0-307-70077-3 (0-307-70077-1)

A collection of great and beloved works of Russian literature from classic novels to masterly stories, including translations by award winners Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.

Titles included:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov by... Read more






The Double and The Gambler
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71901-1 (0-375-71901-6)

The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler.The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare–foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre–in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who... Read more






The Double and The Gambler
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2005
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4470-2 (1-4000-4470-7)

The Double, written in Dostoevsky’s youth, was a sharp turn away from the realism of his first novel, Poor Folk. The first real expression of his genius, The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelgänger–a man who has...

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The Adolescent
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-71900-4 (0-375-71900-8)

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... Read more






Notes from Underground
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 2004
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4191-6 (1-4000-4191-0)

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-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...

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The Adolescent
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2003
$23.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4118-3 (1-4000-4118-X)

The illegitimate son of a landowner, Arkady Dolgoruky was raised by foster parents and tutors, and has scarcely ever seen his father, Versilov, and his mother, Versilov’s peasant common-law wife. Arkady goes to Petersburg to meet this “accidental family” and to confront the father who dominates his imagination and whom he...

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The Idiot
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70224-2 (0-375-70224-5)

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






The Gambler
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6693-0 (0-8129-6693-7)

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... Read more






The Idiot
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Revised by Anna Brailovsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Joseph Frank
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64242-8 (0-679-64242-0)

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown... Read more






The Idiot
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2002
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41392-6 (0-375-41392-8)

In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and...

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The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by David Magarshack
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75688-7 (0-375-75688-4)

This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer works, these small masterpieces move from the tender and romantic White Nights, an... Read more






Demons
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2000
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41122-9 (0-375-41122-4)

Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.

Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a “novel-pamphlet” in which he would say everything about...

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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Bantam Classics | Paperback | September 2000
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21444-4 (0-553-21444-6)

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range of Dostoevsky’s genius. The... Read more






Crime and Punishment
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1996
$6.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21175-7 (0-553-21175-7)

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime -- the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law -- if it will ultimately... Read more






The Brothers Karamazov
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett
Modern Library | Hardcover | January 1996
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60181-4 (0-679-60181-3)

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime and Punishment. To Dostoevsky... Read more






Demons
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$18.95/22.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-73451-2 (0-679-73451-1)

Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horried Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of... Read more






Crime and Punishment
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Ernest J. Simmons
Modern Library | Hardcover | August 1994
$21.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60100-5 (0-679-60100-7)

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Notes from Underground
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1994
$12.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73452-9 (0-679-73452-X)

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-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...

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Crime and Punishment
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 1993
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42029-3 (0-679-42029-0)

Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will. When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of...

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Crime and Punishment
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1993
$17.95/20.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-73450-5 (0-679-73450-3)

With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller. "The best (translation) currently available"--Washington Post Book World. Read more






The Brothers Karamazov
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1992
$27.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41003-4 (0-679-41003-1)

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel, published just before his death in 1881, chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human...

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The Brothers Karamazov
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Bantam Classics | Paperback | April 1984
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21216-7 (0-553-21216-8)

In 1880 Dostoevsky completed The Brothers Karamazov, the literary effort for which he had been preparing all his life. Compelling, profound, complex, it is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder: Dmitry, the sensualist, Ivan, the intellectual; Alyosha, the mystic; and... Read more






Notes From Underground
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1983
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21144-3 (0-553-21144-7)

"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





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