Synopses & Reviews
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-81), author of Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov, is rivaled only by Leo Tolstoy in terms of achievement and influence. This study is a guide to his life as a writer and his literary legacy.
This volume forms part of the "Life and Times" series of compact and accessible biographies which cover key political, literary and musical figures. This title is about the life and work of Russian novelist Fyodor M. Dostoevsky.
Accessible and affordable illustrated biography
Fyodor Dostoevsky is known as the author of some of the most important Russian novels of the 19th Century, such as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.
About the Author
Richard Freeborn MA DPhil DLitt, is Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at the University of London. He is the author of Turgenev: The Novelist's Novelist; A Short History of Modern Russia; The Rise of the Russian Novel and The Russian Revolutionary Novel. He contributed to The Cambridge History of Russian Literature; The Age of Realism; Encyclopedia of the Novel; Reference Guide to Russian Literature; and The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy and has co-edited Russian Literature Attitudes from Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn; Russian and Slavic Literature and Ideology in Russian Literature. He has also translated several works by Ivan Turgenev, as well as Dostoevsky's An Accidental Family.