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Demons By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Summary

'The most innovative and challenging writer of fiction in his generation in Russia' Guardian

Based on a real-life crime which horrified Russia in 1869, Dostoevsky intended his novel to castigate the fanaticism of his country's new political reformers, particularly those known as Nihilists.

Demons Summary

Demons: A Novel in Three Parts by Fyodor Dostoevsky

'The most innovative and challenging writer of fiction in his generation in Russia' Guardian

Based on a real-life crime which horrified Russia in 1869, Dostoevsky intended his novel to castigate the fanaticism of his country's new political reformers, particularly those known as Nihilists. Blackly funny, grotesque and shocking, Demons is a disturbing portrait of five young men saturated in ideology and bent on destruction, and a compelling study of terrorism.

'Marvellous...a fluid and well-paced translation' Observer

Demons Reviews

Volokhonsky's and Pevear's translation brings to the surface all of Dostoevsky's subtle linguistic and nationalist humour, and the copious notes are indispensable for making one's way through the thicket of 19th-century Russian politics * Kirkus Reviews *
An outstanding achievement * John Bayley *
As close to Dostoevsky's Russian as is possible in English * Chicago Tribune *
Required reading for anyone who wants to understand the mind of the terrorist * Sunday Times *
Marvellous...fluid and well-paced translation * Observer *

About Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on 11th November 1821. He had six siblings and his mother died in 1837 and his father in 1839. He graduated from the St Petersburg Academy of Military Engineering in 1846 but decided to change careers and become a writer. His first book, Poor Folk, did very well but on 23rd April 1849 he was arrested for subversion and sentenced to death. After a mock-execution his sentence was commuted to hard labour in Siberia where he developed epilepsy.He was released in 1854. His 1860 book, The House of the Dead was based on these experiences. In 1857 he married Maria Dmitrievna Isaeva. After his release he adopted more conservative and traditional values and rejected his previous socialist position. In the following years he spent a lot of time abroad, struggled with an addiction to gambling and fell deeply in debt. His wife died in 1864 and he married Anna Grigoryeva Snitkina. In the following years he published his most enduring and successful books, including Crime and Punishment (1865). He died on 9th February 1881.

Additional information

GOR003011863
9780099140016
0099140012
Demons: A Novel in Three Parts by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1994-09-15
768
N/A
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