Poor Folk

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E. Mathews and J. Lane, 1894 - Russia - 187 pages
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Review: Poor Folk & the Gambler

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

I read a different edition with only "The Gambler" and some bonus materials. I cannot imagine reading "Poor Folk", it sounds like early Dostoevsky at his worst. This is a Dostoevsky book that I like ... Read full review

Review: Poor Folk & the Gambler

User Review  - Bill Galen - Goodreads

Nothing noble about Dostoevsky's poor. In contrast, Hugo's Jean Valjean was worse off than Makar when he received a gift of trust from the Bishop, but he invested it and created a factory, a ... Read full review

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Page 193 - Sold by all booksellers. Mailed, postpaid, on receipt of price by the Publishers, ROBERTS BROTHERS, BOSTON.
Page 189 - The vitality of the stories, too, is remarkable. Life, very real life, is pictured ; life full of joys and sorrows, happinesses and heartbreaks, courage and self-sacrifice ; of self-abnegation, of struggle, of victory. The characters are intense, yet not overdrawn ; the experiences are dramatic, in one sense or another, and yet are never hyper-emotional. And all is told with a power of concentration that is simply astonishing. A sentence does duty for a chapter, a paragraph for a picture of years...
Page xi - Makar [the clerk] is one of life's convicts, Varvara is the mouse that comes for crumbs; and the end is the same: a better filled hand is extended to the mouse, and the mouse returns no more to cheer the cell's loneliness!
Page iii - POOR FOLK. Translated from the Russian of F. Dostoievsky by LENA MILMAN. With a Preface by GEORGE MOORE. Vol. iv. A CHILD OF THE AGE. By FRANCIS ADAMS.
Page 191 - The scene of this story is laid in the Black Forest in the time of Charlemagne (the ninth century), the age of knights and castles. It is a metaphysical romance in which love plays a leading part, and abounds in tender sentiment and picturesque description. The story, opens...
Page 190 - Cloth. Price, $1.00. POOR FOLK. A Novel. Translated from the Russian of FEDOR DOSTOIEVSKY. By LENA MILMAN. With a decorative titlepage and a critical introduction by GEORGE MOORE. l6mo. Cloth. Price, $1.00. A CHILD OF THE AGE. A Novel. By FRANCIS ADAMS. With titlepage by AUBREY BEARDSLEY. I6mo. Cloth. Price, $1.00. THE GREAT GOD PAN AND THE INMOST LIGHT. By ARTHUR MACHEN. I6mo. Cloth. Price, $1.00. DISCORDS. A Volume of Stories. By GEORGE EGERTON.
Page 190 - surpasses any recent volume of short fiction that we can recall. — Times, Boston. It brings a new quality and a striking new force into the literature of the hour. — The Speaker. The mind that conceived " Keynotes " is so strong and original that one will look with deep interest for the successors of this first book, at once powerful and appealingly feminine.
Page 189 - * is the strongest volume of short stories that the year has produced. Further, we would wager a good deal, were it necessary, that George Egerton is a nom-de-plume, and of a woman, too. Why is it that so many women hide beneath a man's name when they enter the field of authorship? And in this case it seems doubly foolish, the work is so intensely strong. . . . The chief characters of these stories are women, and women drawn as only a...
Page 64 - People stopped him, and pointed out his losses to him; he picked them up, and set out again in pursuit of the coffin. At the corner of the street an old beggar woman joined herself to him to escort the coffin.
Page xiii - ... the last page is surely genius. The mere act of concluding often serves to break the spell. The least violence, the faintest exaggeration is enough. We must drop into a minor key if we would increase the effect; only by a skilful use of anti-climax may we...

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