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The Gambler

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Publisher Comments:

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 and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the Generals cruel yet seductive niece, Polina. In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait.

Synopsis:

With this short novel, Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexi, who develops an intense addiction to gambling and finds himself caught in the endless spiral of betting and loss. Includes a reading group guide.

About the Author

Constance Garnett (1862-1946) translated the works of numerous Russian authors, including Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, and Turgenev.

Gary Saul Morson is a Francis Hooper Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University. He is the author of dozens of books and articles, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812966930
Translator:
Morson, Gary Saul
Introduction:
Morson, Gary Saul
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Morson, Gary Saul
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 01-03-041
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.04x5.26x.53 in. .39 lbs.

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