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House of the Dead and Poor Folk (Trade) - 04 edition

House of the Dead and Poor Folk (Trade) (ISBN10: 1593081944; ISBN13: 9781593081942)
ISBN13: 978-1593081942
ISBN10: 1593081944

Summary: Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a secret group of radical utopians, Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years in a Siberian labor camp--a terrible mental, spiritual, and physical ordeal that inspired him to write the novel The House of the Dead.

Told from the point of view of a fictitious narrator--a convict serving a ten-year sentence for murdering his wife--The House of the Dead describes in vivid detail the horrors that Dostoevsky himself witnessed
while in prison: the brutality of guards who relish cruelty for its own sake; the evil of criminals who enjoy murdering children; and the existence of decent souls amid filth and degradation. More than just a work of documentary realism, The House of the Dead also describes the spiritual death and gradual resurrection from despair experienced by the novel's central character--a reawakening that culminates in his final reconciliation with himself and humanity.

Also included in this volume is Dostoevsky's first published work, Poor Folk, a novel written in the form of letters that brought Dostoevsky immediate critical and public recognition.

Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4"
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Summary: Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a secret group of radical utopians, Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years in a Siberian labor camp--a terrible mental, spiritual, and physical ordeal that inspired him to write the novel The House of the Dead.

Told from the point of view of a fictitious narrator--a convict serving a ten-year sentence for murdering his wife--The House of the Dead describes in vivid detail the horrors that Dostoevsky himself witnessed while in prison: the brutality of guards who relish cruelty for its own sake; the evil of criminals who enjoy murdering children; and the existence of decent souls amid filth and degradation. More than just a work of documentary realism, The House of the Dead also describes the spiritual death and gradual resurrection from despair experienced by the novel's central character--a reawakening that culminates in his final reconciliation with himself and humanity.

Also included in this volume is Dostoevsky's first published work, Poor Folk, a novel written in the form of letters that brought Dostoevsky immediate critical and public recognition.

Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4" ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Year Published: 2004
International: No



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