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Description - Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Darkly fascinating short novel depicts the struggles of a doubting, supremely alienated protagonist in a world of relative values. Embraces moral, religious, political, and social themes. Authoritative Constance Garnett translation. New introduction. In 1864, just prior to the years in which he wrote his greatest novels - Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed and The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 1881) penned the darkly fascinating Notes from the Underground. Its nameless hero is a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self-analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes. Moreover, the novel introduces themes - moral, religious, political and social - that dominated Dostoyevsky's later works. Notes from the Underground, then, aside from its own compelling qualities, offers readers an ideal introduction to the creative imagination, profundity and uncanny psychological penetration of one of the most influential novelists of the nineteenth century. Constance Garnett's authoritative translation is reprinted here, with a new introduction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486270531
ISBN-10: 048627053X
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 6mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

With his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden of 19th-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) exercised immense influence on modern writers. His novels featured profound philosophical and psychological insights that anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism.

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