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  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a former student, lives in a tiny garret on the top floor of a run-down apartment building in St. Petersburg. He is sickly, dressed in rags, short on money, and talks to himself, but he is also handsome, proud, and intelligent. He is contemplating committing an awful crime, but the nature of the crime is not yet clear. He goes to the apartment of an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, to get money for a watch and to plan the crime. Afterward, he stops for a drink at a tavern, where he meets a man named Marmeladov, who, in a fit of drunkenness, has abandoned his job and proceeded on a five-day drinking binge, afraid to return home to his family. Marmeladov tells...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-striken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it. Dostoyevsky, in masterly fashion, contrasts the comedy and tragedy of life in St Petersburg with the anguish and turmoil of Raskolnikov's inner...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Completed six years after Dostoyevsky’s own term as a convict, The House of the Dead is a semi-autobiographical account of life in a Siberian prison camp, and the physical and mental effects it has on those who are sentenced to inhabit it. Alexandr Petrovitch Goryanchikov, a gentleman of the noble class, has been condemned to ten years of hard labour for murdering his wife. He is little prepared for the cruel conditions and punishing temperatures, and struggles to integrate with the other prisoners, who claw for their sanity. Fettered, hungry and isolated, Alexandr Petrovitch must find faith and hope if he is to make his way out alive, and resurrect himself from the ‘dead...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    El mundo desesperado de un criminal. Invariablemente en cualquier encuesta que se haga sobre las obras maestras de la novela, figuran por los menos una del insigne escritor ruso Fedor Dostoyevsky, en especial Crimen y Castigo, que figura en esta edicion y Los Hermanos Karamazov. En la novela que se presenta, se ve la mente de Raskolnikov, un brillante creyente en las ideas de que los hombres superiores tienen por ese hecho, permiso para transgredir las leyes y dentro de esa teoria comete un crimen. Su odisea y su redencion a traves del amor de la prostituta Sonia y los intentos del inspector de policia de hacer confesar y arrepentirse al asesino, son la trama basica de esta novela que, como...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Una de las mas amargas creaciones de Dostoyevsky, El Jugador es una novela autobiografica que describe tristes experiencias que tuvo el gran escritor. Los protagonistas son todos fanaticos del juego, en este ganan, pierden y ponen todas sus esperanzas, no tanto por la ganancia economica sino por la...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    El inmenso novelista ruso Fedor Dostoyevsky, autor de algunas de las novelas que mas profundamente exploran las intimidades del alma humana, en El Idiota presenta a un personaje inolvidable, Mishkin, un joven de la nobleza, sin experiencia, con gran fe en todos y una bondad innata, todo lo cual combinado hace creer a muchos que se trata de un debil mental. El es el catalista de una serie de eventos en la vida de quienes lo rodean, pocos de los cuales pueden comprender el significado del bien que trata de transmitir el...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    "Der Großinquisitor" ist eine Erzählung aus dem Roman "Die Brüder Karamasow". Die Handlung spielt im 16. Jahrhundert, in Sevilla. Jesus, auf die Erde zurückgekehrt, wird von einem greisen Großinquisitor verhaftet und soll auf dem Scheiterhaufen verbrannt...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    O nome do autor é ocasionalmente grafado como Dostoievsky - foi um escritor russo, considerado um dos maiores romancistas da literatura russa e um dos mais inovadores artistas de todos os...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first of Dostoevsky's cycle of great novels, which would culminate with his last completed work, The Brothers Karamazov, shortly before his...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt. But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Erzählt wird diese Petersburger Geschichte von einem jungen, einsamen Träumer, der aus seiner selbst geschaffenen Welt durch eine unerwartete Begegnung gleichsam herausgeschleudert wird: Er trifft auf das unglückliche Mädchen Nastenka, und zwischen ihnen entsteht eine besondere Freundschaft.... (Zusammenfassung von...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Olivier himself. They were based on works by the worlds' leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which center around a cast of brilliantly realized characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions, and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accommodate the goodness of this...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia.Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, is social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The short works of Dostoevsky exist in the very large shadow of his astonishing longer novels, but they too are among literature's most revered works and offer keys to understanding the themes in his longer works. Contained in this volume are the short stories 'White Nights,' 'A Disgraceful Affair,' and 'The Dream of the Ridiculous Man,' three of Dostoevsky's most troubling, moving, and poignant...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    'Notes from the Underground' is a revolutionary novel by Dostoevsky. The unnamed narrator is a former government official who has retreated into an underground existence. In complete withdrawal from society, he writes a passionate screed which attacks social...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    'Белые ночи' — повесть Фёдора Михайловича Достоевского (1821-1881), одного из самых значительных и известных в мире русских писателей. Главный герой повести — мечтатель, одинокий и робкий человек. Белой ночью мечтатель случайно знакомится с девушкой Настенькой и влюбляется в неё, а она видит в нём родную душу, брата. Настенька рассказывает ему свою историю. Все свои ранние годы она...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    'Мальчик у Христа на елке' - рождественский рассказ Фёдора Достоевского, написанный в 1876 году. Основу сюжета рассказа составил образ маленького нищего мальчика (шести лет или младше), очарованного видом новогодней ёлки за окном богатого дома, где много света, много игрушек, много вкусной еды, много нарядных и чистых детей танцуют и веселятся под звуки музыки, а он вынужден...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    One of the most fascinating psychological struggles of the modern world revolves around the competing tension between existential philosophy and metaphysical spirituality. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man beautifully encapsulates the extremes of both points of view and provides the listener a front row seat to a battle that still rages...read more

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The Double centers on a government clerk who goes mad. It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggressive, and extroverted, characteristics that are the polar opposites to those of the toadying 'pushover' protagonist. The motif of the novella is a doppelgänger (Russian 'dvoynik'), known throughout the world in various guises such as the...read more