The Resource The Gambler

The Gambler

Label
The Gambler
Title
The Gambler
Statement of responsibility
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General’s cruel yet seductive niece, Polina. In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait
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Summary
At the casino in Roulettenburg, Germany, a Russian family awaits news that a wealthy relative has died. To their dismay, Granny (far from dead), arrives and begins gambling away their inheiritance at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, Alexey Ivanovich, a notorious gambler, longs for a member of the family, but fate seems determined to keep them apart. As fortunes are squandered and gained, lives are increasingly tied to the fickle rules of chance
Storyline
Pace
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Character
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10044783
Cataloging source
NOV
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1821-1881
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Fyodor Dostoevsky
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hogarth, C.J
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gambler
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307432247
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Gambler
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307432247
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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