Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Devils ISBN: 1840220996 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840220995 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 198 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х шт.) Описание: In 1869 a young Russian was strangled, shot through the head and thrown into a pond. His crime? A wish to leave a small group of violent revolutionaries, from which he had become alienated. Dostoevsky takes this real-life catastrophe as the subject and culmination of Devils, a title that refers the young radicals themselves and also to the materialistic ideas that possessed the minds of many thinking people Russian society at the time.
The satirical portraits of the revolutionaries, with their naivety, ludicrous single-mindedness and readiness for murder and destruction, might seem exaggerated - until we consider their all-too-recognisable descendants in the real world ever since. The key figure in the novel, however, is beyond politics. Nikolay Stavrogin, another product of rationalism run wild, exercises his charisma with ruthless authority and total amorality. His unhappiness is accounted for when he confesses to a ghastly sexual crime - in a chapter long suppressed by the censor.
This prophetic account of modern morals and politics, with its fifty-odd characters, amazing events and challenging ideas, is seen by some critics as Dostoevsky's masterpiece.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Gambler ISBN: 1847493823 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847493828 Издательство: Alma Цена: 420 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Includes pictures, notes and an extensive section on Dostoevsky's life and works. Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wills with Polina, the woman he unrequitedly loves. With an unforgettable cast of fellow gamblers and figures from European high society, this darkly comic novel of greed and self-destruction reveals Dostoevsky at his satirical and psychological best.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Brothers Karamazov ISBN: 0486437914 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486437910 Издательство: Dover Цена: 469 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: This brilliant work by one of Russia's foremost novelists teems with greed, passion, depravity, and complex moral issues. Three brothers, involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father, find their lives irrevocably altered as they are driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Notes from the underground ISBN: 1843911264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843911265 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 1697 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A new translation of the most important of Dostoevsky`s shorter works. `Notes from the Underground` is a precursor of the great novels of ideas of his later career, with their ongoing central concern of the nature of free will. Foreword by Will Self.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Gambler/House of the dead ISBN: 1840226293 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840226294 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 159 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Dostoevsky's fascination for mental breakdown and violence (20 murders in his four main novels) was based on his own life, and these two unmistakably autobiographical works bear this out.
The House of the Dead is fiction, but based on his four years in a Siberian prison. An educated upper-class man is condemned to live among criminals and brutal guards, with arbitrary punishments, lousy food, disgusting living conditions, hard toil and many floggings. Somehow he avoids bitterness and recrimination; faith in humanity survives. With its breadth of characterisation, acute sense of detail and strong narrative interest, this work can still shock, entertain and inspire.
In The Gambler we see the Russian community in a German spa town. Drawn to the casino, Alexey becomes obsessed with roulette. In a gripping story, full of psychological interest, his growing mania eclipses even his interest in Polina, a heroine of demonic and vibrant sexuality. Dostoevsky himself was rescued from a similar gambling obsession by the young stenographer who took down this work at his dictation and married him soon afterwards.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Notes From Underground HB ISBN: 1857152719 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781857152715 Издательство: Random House Цена: 1019 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: Dostoevsky was writing at a time when Russia had reason to be optimistic, but the warning signs in his fiction perhaps leave us clues as to why Russia still has social problems today - and why, less than 40 years after Dostoevsky`s death, Russia embraced Communism and destroyed the society in which Dostoevsky had lived
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Karamazov brothers ISBN: 1840221860 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840221862 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 160 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them. Around the writhings of this one dysfunctional family Dostoevsky weaves a dense network of social, psychological and philosophical relationships.
At the same time he shows - from the opening 'scandal' scene in the monastery to a personal appearance by an eccentric Devil - that his dramatic skills have lost nothing of their edge. The Karamazov Brothers, completed a few months before Dostoevsky's death in 1881, remains for many the high point of his genius as novelist and chronicler of the modern malaise.
It cast a long shadow over D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, and other giants of twentieth-century European literature.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Demons ISBN: 1857151828 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781857151824 Издательство: Random House Цена: 1386 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Set in mid 19th-century Russia, DEMONS examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Memoirs from the House of the Dead ISBN: 0199540519 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199540518 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 567 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Siberia, 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, thebrief 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 greatmasterpieces.