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Read online The Gambler.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Gambler 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 i The Gambler i Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett, Gary Saul Morson

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The Gambler
Title:The Gambler
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ISBN:0812966937
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Number of Pages:188
Category:Classics, Fiction, Russia, Russian literature, Novels
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Demons, The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, The Gambler, The House of the Dead, White Nights, The Brothers Karamazov, Notes from Underground, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead, The Double
Dostoevsky s most revolutionary novel Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth and twentieth century fiction and between the visions of self each century embodied One of the most remarkable characters in literature the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence In full retreat from society he scrawls a passionate obsessive self contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man s essentially irrational nature br br Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky whose Dostoevsky translations have become the standard give us a brilliantly faithful edition of this classic novel conveying all the tragedy and tormented comedy of the original, The award winning translation of Dostoevsky s last and greatest novel br br i The Brothers Karamazov i is a passionate philosophical novel set in th 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, Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland the Christ like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love torn between two women the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia both involved in turn with the corrupt money hungry Ganya In the end Myshkin s honesty goodness and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him In her revision of the Garnett translation Anna Brailovsky has corrected inaccuracies wrought by Garnett s drastic anglicization of the novel restoring as much as possible the syntactical structure of the original, Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering i Crime and Punishment i put Dostoevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature br br The poverty stricken Raskolnikov a talented student devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law since in their brilliance they think new thoughts and so contribute to society He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile cynical old pawnbroker and her sister The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters the deeply religious Sonia who has endured great suffering and Porfiry the intelligent and discerning official who is charged with investigating the murder both of whom compel Raskolnikov to feel the split in his nature Dostoevsky provides readers with a suspenseful penetrating psychological analysis that goes beyond the crime which in the course of the novel demands drastic punishment to reveal something about the human condition The more we intellectualize the more imprisoned we become