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Notes from Underground; The Double (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

‘It is best to do nothing! The best thing is conscious inertia! So long live the underground!’ Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky’s groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter sarcasm, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the ‘ant-hill’ of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence ‘underground’. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who exactly resembles him – his double perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly study of human consciousness. Jessie Coulson’s introduction discusses the stories’ critical reception and the themes they share with Dostoyevksy’s great novels.

Synopsis:

Jessie Coulson's introduction discusses the stories' critical reception and the themes they share with Dostoyevsky's novels. A single, tormented, character dominates both of these short novels written at different stages of Dostoyevsky's career.

Synopsis:

Written in 1864, this novel is the first and strangest of Dostoevsky's masterpieces--and the source of those that followed. Violating literary conventions in ways never before attempted, this classic tells of a mid-19th-century Russian official's breakaway from society and descent "underground".

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442526
Translator:
Coulson, Jessie
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Coulson, Jesse
Author:
Coulson, Jessie
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Russian fiction
Subject:
Russia Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Lookalikes
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
65-1
Publication Date:
19720731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.78x5.22x.73 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140442526 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jessie Coulson's introduction discusses the stories' critical reception and the themes they share with Dostoyevsky's novels. A single, tormented, character dominates both of these short novels written at different stages of Dostoyevsky's career.
"Synopsis" by , Written in 1864, this novel is the first and strangest of Dostoevsky's masterpieces--and the source of those that followed. Violating literary conventions in ways never before attempted, this classic tells of a mid-19th-century Russian official's breakaway from society and descent "underground".

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