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Notes from Underground : White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from the House of the Dead - 61 edition

Notes from Underground  : White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from the House of the Dead (ISBN10: 0451523768; ISBN13: 9780451523761)
ISBN13: 978-0451523761
ISBN10: 0451523768

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0451510419, 978-0451512239, 978-0451514424, 978-0451518231, 978-0451520135
ISBN10: 0451510410, 0451512235, 0451514424, 0451518233, 0451520130

Summary: In this Signet Classic volume can be seen Dostoyevsky's evolving outlook on man's fate. The works presented here were written at distinct periods in the author's life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer. The characters are representative of the human hearts he probed with such surprising insight. They include a whole range of tormented people - from the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is dest
roying a human life to the irritating, anxious antihero of Notes from Underground, a man who both craves and despises affection. Thomas Mann describes 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 Notes from Underground as "an awe-and terror-inspiring example of this sympathy."
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Summary: In this Signet Classic volume can be seen Dostoyevsky's evolving outlook on man's fate. The works presented here were written at distinct periods in the author's life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer. The characters are representative of the human hearts he probed with such surprising insight. They include a whole range of tormented people - from the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying a human life to the irritating, anxious antihero of Notes from Underground, a man who both craves and despises affection. Thomas Mann describes 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 Notes from Underground as "an awe-and terror-inspiring example of this sympathy." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 61
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Publisher: Signet Classics
Year Published: 1961
International: No



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