While his literary reputation rests mainly on such celebrated novels as Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, Dostoyevsky also wrote much superb short fiction. The Double is one of the finest of his shorter works. It appeared in 1846 (his second published work) and is by far the most significant of his early stories, not least for its successful, straight-faced treatment of a hallucinatory theme.
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Review: The DoubleUser Review - pearl - Goodreads
So apparently this book gives people panic attacks and is, according to DS Mirsky, "painful, almost intolerable reading". I don't know if I'm ready for another Dostoevsky. It has, after all, been a few years since my last reading of him. BUT THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD. /flails Read full review
Review: The DoubleUser Review - Bendow - Goodreads
Am I obligated to give the book a higher rating because it's written by Fyodor? No. I liked it though, I'll say that much. Read full review