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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics)

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Fyodor Mikailovich Dostoevskys 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 sentence. He then spent four years at hard labor in a Siberian prison, where he began to suffer from epilepsy, and he returned to St. Petersburg only a full ten years after he had left in chains.

His prison experiences coupled with his conversion to a profoundly religious philosophy formed the basis for his great novels. But it was his fortuitous marriage to Anna Snitkina, following a period of utter destitution brought about by his compulsive gambling, that gave Dostoevsky the emotional stability to complete Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868-69), The Possessed (1871-72), and The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80). When Dostoevsky died in 1881, he left a legacy of masterworks that influenced the great thinkers and writers of the Western world and immortalized him as a giant among writers of world literature.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812983371
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.14 x 0.81 in 0.6 lb

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