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The Resource Poor folk and other stories, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff

Poor folk and other stories, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff

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Poor folk and other stories
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Poor folk and other stories
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
With their penetrating psychological insight and their emphasis on human dignity, respect and forgiveness, Dostoyevsky's early short stories contain the seeds of the themes that came to his major novels. 'Poor Folk', the author's first great literary triumph, is the story of a tragic relationship between an impoverished copy clerk and a young seamstress, told through their passionate letters to each other. In 'The Landlady', Dostoyevsky portrays a dreamer hero who is captivated by a curious couple and becomes their lodger. 'Mr Prokharchin', inspired by a true story, is a sly comedy centring on an eccentric miser, and 'Polzunkov' is a powerful character sketch that, in common with the other tales in this volume, questions the very nature of existence. David McDuff's colourful translation is accompanied by an introduction that reveals how, although influenced by Balzac and Hoffmann, Dostoyevsky's work represented an innovative departure from contemporary literature. This edition also includes notes to accompany the stories
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1821-1881
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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
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no index present
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fiction
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bibliography
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1945-
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McDuff, David
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Penguin classics
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  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
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Poor folk and other stories, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [267]-271
Contents
Poor folk -- The landlady -- Mr. Prokharchin --Polzunkov
Control code
000006188651
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 271 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140445053
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(pbk.)
Label
Poor folk and other stories, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [267]-271
Contents
Poor folk -- The landlady -- Mr. Prokharchin --Polzunkov
Control code
000006188651
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 271 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140445053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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