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Author Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.

Title The double ; and The gambler / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear.

Publication Info. New York : Everyman's Library : Distributed by Random House, [2005]

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Description xxix, 336 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Everyman's library ; 295
Everyman's library ; no. 295.
Summary "The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare-foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre-in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues. The Gambler is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man's exhilarating and destructive addiction to gambling, a compulsion that Dostoevsky-who once gambled away his young wife's wedding ring-knew intimately from his own experience. In chronicling the disastrous love affairs and gambling adventures of Alexei Ivanovich, Dostoevsky explores the irresistible temptation to look into the abyss of ultimate risk that he believed was an essential part of the Russian national character."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xix-xx).
Contents The Double -- The Gambler.
Summary Presents two stories, one in which Goliadkin, a minor official, becomes aware of a strange doppelganger who replaces him with his friends and associates, and another, depicting Alexei Ivanovich's obsession with gambling and troubles with women.
Subject Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Translations into English.
Added Author Pevear, Richard, 1943-
Volokhonsky, Larissa.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. Igrok. English.
Added Title Dvoĭnik. English
Gambler.
ISBN 1400044707 (alk. paper)
9781400044702 (alk. paper)

 
    
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