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The most monstrous monster is the monster with noble feelings.

This remarkably edgy and suspenseful tale shows that, despite being better known for his voluminous and sprawling novels, Fyodor Dostoevsky was a master of the more tightly-focused form of the novella.

The Eternal Husband may, in fact, constitute his most classically-shaped composition, with his most devilish plot: a man answers a late-night knock on the door to find himself in a tense and puzzling confrontation with the husband of a former lover—but it isn’t clear if the husband knows about the affair. What follows is one of the most beautiful and piercing considerations ever written about the dualities of love: a dazzling psychological duel between the two men over knowledge they may or may not share, bringing them both to a shattering conclusion.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

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One of Dostoevsky's best-yet least known-works in its first-ever stand-alone publication. The tale of two men engaged in a twisted psychological duel-after one learns the other had an affair with his wife-builds to a startling conclusion.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in 1821 in Moscow, the son of a tyrannical doctor subsequently murdered by his serfs. After studying engineering, Dostoevsky published his first novel, Poor Folk, in 1846 to great acclaim. Two years later, however, he was sentenced to death for being a member of a secret intellectual society seen as anti-Czarist. While actually standing before the firing squad, Dostoevsky was given a last-minute reprieve, and sent instead to prison in Siberia for ten years. His novels and the political journals he edited would rankle authorities for the rest of his life. This, plus devastating gambling debts, led him to frequently flee to Europe, even as he composed masterworks such as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He died in St. Petersburg in 1881.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780976140733
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Various
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x .7 in .4956 lb

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