by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2003
The Gambler brilliantly captures the strangely powerful compulsion to bet that Dostoyevsky, himself a compulsive gambler, knew so well. The hero rides an emotional roller coaster between exhilaration and despair, and secondary characters such as the Grandmother, who throws much of her fortune away at the gaming tables, are unforgettable.
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Macmillan Company
Told in first person by a nameless narrator. He is living in Saint Petersburg and suffers from loneliness. He falls in love with a young woman, but the love remains unrequited as the woman misses her lover with whom she is finally reunited.
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - P. F. Collier & son
The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, believing he is exempt from moral law, murders a man only to face the consequences not only from society but from his conscience, in this seminal story of justice, morality, and redemption from the great novelist.
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - eBooks@Adelaide
One of Dostoyevsky's most famous novels, this 1872 work utilizes five main characters and their ideas to describe the political chaos of Imperial Russia in the nineteenth century. Based on an actual event involving the murder of a revolutionary.
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Project Gutenberg
The book marks the dividing line between classic and 20th century fiction, and between the visions that each century embodied. The narrator is a man who has withdrawn to an underground existence. Definitely author’s most revolutionary novel.