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The Devils (Penguin Classics)

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'Devils' ('Besy'), also known in English as 'The Possessed' and 'The Demons' is the third of Dostoevsky's five major novels. It is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray which follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town. Dostoevsky compares the radicals to the devils that drove the Gadarene swine over the precipice in his vision of a society possessed by demonic creatures that produce devastating delusions of rationality. The novel is full of buffoonery and grotesque comedy. The plot is loosely based on the details of a notorious case of political murder, but Dostoevsky weaves suicide, rape, and a multiplicity of scandals into a compelling story of political evil.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), one of nineteenth-century Russias greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.

David Magarshack was known for his many translations from his native Russian, including works by Dostoyevsky.

David Magarshack was known for his many translations from his native Russian, including works by Dostoyevsky.

Table of Contents

The Devils Translator's Introduction

Part One

1. By way of an Introduction: a few details from the biography of the greatly esteemed Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky

2. Prince Harry. A Marriage Proposal

3. Another Man's Sins

4. The Cripple

5. The Wise Serpent

Part Two

1. Night

2. Night (continued)

3. The Duel

4. All Agog

5. Before the Fête

6. Peter Verkhovensky is Busy

7. At Virginsky's

8. Ivan the Crown-Prince

9. Stepan Verkhovensky is Raided

10. Filibusters. A Fatal Morning

Part Three

1. The Fête. Part One

2. The End of the Fête

3. The End of a Love Affair

4. The Last Decision

5. The Globe Trotter

6. A Very Busy Night

7. Stepan Verkhovensky's Last Pilgrimage

8. Conclusion

Appendix: Stavrogin's Confession

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440355
Translator:
Magarshack, David
Author:
Magarshack, David
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Author:
Magarshack, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Black humor (Literature)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
T4504
Publication Date:
19540231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
7.74x5.24x1.23 in. 1.05 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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