Notes from the Underground, and The Gambler

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OUP Oxford, Jun 12, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Notes from the Underground (1864) is one of the most profound works of nineteenth-century literature. A probing, speculative book, often regarded as a forerunner of the Existentialist movement, it examines the important political and philosophical questions that were current in Russia and Europe at the time. The Gambler (1866), set in the fictional town of Roulettenberg, explores the compulsive nature of gambling, one of the author's own vices and a subject he describes with extraordinary acumen and drama. Specially commissioned for the World's Classics, this new translation includes a full editorial apparatus. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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It is difficult to believe that a an author who lived through such traumatic experiences could write so beautifully. The depiction of characters was so very sad and showed the misanthropism one would expect from a man whose life contained so many tragic experiences. Read full review

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Of these, I have only read Notes From Underground, and that was long ago. I remember liking it very much, but would need read it again to write a meaningful review Read full review

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist and writer of fiction.

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