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Apr 08, 2003
| ISBN 9780812966930
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307432247
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Apr 08, 2003 | ISBN 9780812966930
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307432247
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.
Fyodor Mikailovich Dostoevsky’s life was as dark and dramatic as the great novels he wrote. He was born in Moscow in 1821. A short first novel, Poor Folk (1846), brought him instant success, but his writing career was cut short by his… More about Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Dostoevsky gives me more than any scientist.” —Albert Einstein
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