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Read online The Adolescent.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Adolescent The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky s novel b The Adolescent b i i first published in English as b A Raw Youth b is Arkady Dolgoruky a naive year old boy bursting with ambition and opinions The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner he is torn between his desire to expose his father s wrongdoing and the desire to win his love He travels to St Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky s translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

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The Adolescent
Title:The Adolescent
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ISBN:0375719008
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Number of Pages:647
Category:russia, russian-literature, literature, 19th-century
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The Brothers Karamazov, The Double, The House of the Dead, Notes from Underground, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead, The Gambler, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, White Nights, Demons
A collection of powerful stories by one of the masters of Russian literature illustrating the author s thoughts on political philosophy religion and above all humanity i Notes from Underground White Nights The Dream of a Ridiculous Man and Selections from The House of the Dead i th Anniversary Edition br br The compelling works presented in this volume were written at distinct periods in Dostoyevsky s life at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer From the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying life to the anxious antihero of i Notes from Underground i who both craves and despises affection the writer s often tormented characters showcase his evolving outlook on our fate br br Thomas Mann described Dostoyevsky as an author whose Christian sympathy is ordinarily devoted to human misery sin vice the depths of lust and crime rather than to nobility of body and soul and i Notes from Underground i as an awe and terror inspiring example of this sympathy, White Nights is a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky that was published in Set in St Petersburg this is the story of a young man fighting his inner restlessness A light and tender narrative it delves into the torment and guilt of unrequited love Both protagonists suffer from a deep sense of alienation that initially brings them together A blend of romanticism and realism the story appeals gently to the senses and feelings, Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a novel pamphlet in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre revolutionary Russia br penguinrandomhouse com, Accused of political subversion as a young man Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife br As with a number of the author s other works this profoundly influential novel brilliantly explores his characters thoughts while probing the depths of the human soul Describing in relentless detail the physical and mental suffering of the convicts Dostoyevsky s character never loses faith in human qualities and the goodness of man br A haunting and remarkable work filled with wonder and resignation i The House of the Dead i ranks among the Russian novelist s greatest masterpieces Of this powerful autobiographical novel Tolstoy wrote I know no better book in all modern literature