Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859

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Princeton University Press, 1983 - 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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It is funny to read about Dostoyevsky as a kid. Problems with his father, and the school's times, his personality started to develop in this time. It is important to know how the writer started to see ... 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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Joseph Frank is the author of an award-winning multivolume biography of Dostoevsky.

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