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The House of the Dead: New Translation By Fyodor Dostoevsky

The House of the Dead: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Summary

The House of the Dead, here presented in a brand-new translation, is based on Dostoevsky's own autobiographical experiences during a four-year internment in a prison colony in Siberia.

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The House of the Dead: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The House of the Dead recounts the story of Alexander Goryanchikov, a gentleman who is sent to a prison colony in Siberia for killing his wife. Largely ignored at first by his fellow inmates due to his noble blood, he gradually settles in and becomes an avid observer of the new world around him - watching his fellow prisoners being brutally and cruelly punished by the guards, listening to their past stories of blood and murder, assimilating the institution's social codes and learning that even convicts are capable of acts of pure generosity. Based on Dostoevsky's own autobiographical experiences of penal servitude in Siberia, this genre-defying novel is not only an unflinching expose of the conditions faced by prisoners during the Tsarist period, but also a call to see the human side in criminals and rediscover the values of forgiveness and compassion.

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[An example] of the highest art in literature, flowing from love of God and man. -- Leo Tolstoy

About Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-81) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.

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GOR011157446
9781847496669
1847496660
The House of the Dead: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2018-05-31
352
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