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Notes from Underground and Selected Stories White Nights, Dream of a Ridiculous Man, House of the Dead

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ISBN-10: 0451523768

ISBN-13: 9780451523761

Edition: N/A

Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Andrew R. MacAndrew, Andrew R. MacAndrew

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List price: $4.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.32" wide x 6.82" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draftsman. However, his first novel, Poor Folk (1846), was so well received that he abandoned engineering for writing. In 1849, Dostoevsky was arrested for being a part of a revolutionary group that owned an illegal printing press. He was sentenced to be executed, but the sentence was changed at the last minute, and he was sent to a prison camp in Siberia instead.…