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9780192838681

Memoirs from the House of the Dead
Memoirs from the House of the Dead
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  • Comments: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780192838681
  • ISBN: 0192838687
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated

AUTHOR

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, Coulson, Jessie, Hingley, Ronald

SUMMARY

In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Serbia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation, in relentless detail. The inticate procedure whereby the men strip for the bath without removing their ten-pound leg-fetters is an extraordinary tour de force, compared by Turgenev to passages from Dante's Inferno. Terror and resignation - the rampages of a pyschopath, the brief serence interlude of Christmas Day - are evoked by Dostoevsky, writing several years after his release, with a strikingly uncharacteristic detachment. For this reason, House of the Dead is certainly the least Dostoevskian of his works, yet, paradoxically, it ranks among his great masterpieces.Dostoyevsky, Fyodor is the author of 'Memoirs from the House of the Dead' with ISBN 9780192838681 and ISBN 0192838687.

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