Fyodor Dostoevsky The Gambler
The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky?s strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler.The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare?foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre?in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious...
Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
published : 2007
This book contains two of Dostoyevskys most memorable works, The Gambler and Bobok. They both offer an in-depth portrayal of the criminal world. The first story is about an obsessive gambler while the second one deals with several chilling aspects of the underworld. With their fast-paced plots and unforeseen twists, these...
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
published : 2009
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...
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
published : 2007
Notes from the Underground (1864) is one of the most profound works of nineteenth-century literature. A probing, speculative book, often regarded as a forerunner of the Existentialist movement, it examines the important political and philosophical questions that were current in Russia and Europe at the time. The Gambler (1866), set in the fictional...
Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
published : 1999