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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 27, 2008 - Fiction - 842 pages
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Pyotr and Stavrogin are the leaders of a Russian revolutionary cell. Their aim is to overthrow the Tsar, destroy society and seize power for themselves. Together they train terrorists who are willing to go to any lengths to achieve their goals even if the mission means suicide. But when it seems the group is about to be discovered, will their recruits be willing to kill one of their own circle in order to cover their tracks? Partly based on the real-life case of a student murdered by his fellow revolutionaries, Dostoyevsky s sprawling novel is a powerful and prophetic, yet lively and often comic depiction of nineteenth-century Russia, and a savage indictment of the madness and self-destruction of those who use violence to serve their beliefs

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Review: Demons

User Review  - Brian Kronborg - Goodreads

I quit! For the first time in twenty years or so I give up on a book. This 'story' seems to wander off into the mist at every given moment, the characters babble on forever and ever without getting to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan Segerlind - Goodreads

I feel like a complete jerk for giving a 1 star review to one of Dostoyevsky's "Big Novels" but after 200 pages I just could not get into it. To me it seemed to be a bunch of silly, overdrawn ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. His first story to be published, Poor Folk (1846), was a great success. Most of his important works were written after 1864: Notes from Underground (1864), Crime and Punishment (1865-6), The Gambler (1866), The Idiot (1869), The Devils (1871) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

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