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The Adolescent Dostoyevsky, Fyodor/ Pevear, Richard (TRN)/ Volokhonsky, Larissa (TRN)/ Pevear, Richard (INT) 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375719008
ISBN-13: 9780375719004
Sku: 39805962
Publish Date: 12/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  608
Age Range:  NA
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Nineteen-year-old Arkady Dolgoruky, the illegitimate son of a landowner, has difficulty establishing his personal identity amid the political and social upheavals of nineteenth-century Russia, in a new translation of a novel by the author of Crime and Punishment. Reprint. *Author: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor/ Pevear, Richard (TRN)/ Volokhonsky, Larissa (TRN)/ Pevear, Richard (INT) *Series Title: Vintage Classics *Publication Date: 2004/12/01 *Number of Pages: 580 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
Author Bio
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevsky was born into a middle-class family without culture. He was educated as an engineer but wrote his first novel at 24: POOR FOLK, a great success that prompted him to write to his brother Mikhail: "I have a most brilliant future before me!" However, soon after, he became involved in a liberal, vaguely revolutionary organization and was sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted at the last moment by the czar, and Dostoyevsky was exiled instead to Siberia, where he did hard labor for four years, an experience that provided the basis for his novel THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD. His years in prison cured Dostoyevsky of his revolutionary leanings and returned him to the Russian Orthodox Church and its teachings; he also acquired a new appreciation of the common people. After Siberia, he was required to serve in the army, where he rose to an officer's rank. In 1859 he was able to leave and resume writing. By then, he had married a frail, tubercular widow with a young son, and founded a literary magazine, a profitable venture in which he published his own works as well as those of others. In 1864, not only his wife but his beloved brother died, his magazine failed, and he was heavily in debt. To pay off his creditors, he wrote CRIME AND PUNISHMENT--a hugely popular novel. He was assisted by a young secretary named Anna Snitkina, who adored him and whom he married in 1867--a union which lasted happily the rest of his life: She bore him children and took over the management of his career, which prospered steadily in spite of Dostoyevsky's determination to gamble away his earnings. They left Russia and lived in western Europe for four years, where he wrote THE IDIOT and THE POSSESSED. On returning to Russia, he settled down with his family, and edited and wrote a column for a conservative weekly, becoming a favorite of society and of the czar. He also published A RAW YOUTH (1875), and his last great work, THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (1880). He died in 1881, at the height of his success.

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