Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859

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Princeton University Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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This present volume is the second in a series dealing with the life and works of Dostoevsky [...] during the ten years [he] spent first in solitary confinement, then in a prison camp in Siberia, and finally as a soldier in one of the Siberian regiments of the Russian army. --Preface.
  

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Review: Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859 (Dostoevsky biography #2)

User Review  - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads

Why he wrote about murderers for the rest of his life. A faith in humanity lost and found among examples of them. Would he have been a great writer without Siberia? It's hard to say yes. He came out ... Read full review

Review: Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859 (Dostoevsky biography #2)

User Review  - Buzz Borders - Goodreads

This book exclusively covers the years he was imprisoned in siberia. Very detailed and moving but not a page turner like the first book. Read full review

Contents

The Petrashevsky Affair
6
A Wealth of Life
18
Clever Independent Cunning Stubborn
32
The Incident in Semenovsky Square
49
First Impressions
69
A World of Moral Horror
87
A Russian Patriot
104
The Peasant Marey
116
Private Dostoevsky
175
An Influential Friend
184
A Knight in Female Clothing
200
A Russian Heart
223
Weak and Strong Types
241
Literary Projects
257
The Siberian Novellas
266
Homecoming
290

A New Vision
128
Monsters in Their Misery
146
A Thirst for Knowledge
165

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About the author (1990)

Joseph Frank is the author of an award-winning multivolume biography of Dostoevsky.

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