Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Gambler/House of the dead ISBN: 1840226293 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840226294 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 222 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х 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: Idiot ISBN: 1853261750 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853261756 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 222 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х шт.) Описание: Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Notes from the underground ISBN: 1843911264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843911265 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 1958 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: Karamazov brothers ISBN: 1840221860 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840221862 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 180 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: Devils ISBN: 1840220996 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840220995 Издательство: Wordsworth Цена: 242 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: A Gentle Creature and Other Stories ISBN: 0199555087 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199555086 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 494 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: In these stories Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality and also his own ambiguous attitude to utopianism, themes central to many of his great novels. This new translation captures the power and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing, while the introduction examines the stories in relation to one another and to his novels.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Demons ISBN: 0099140012 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099140016 Издательство: Random House Цена: 945 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Based on a real-life crime which horrified Russia in 1869, this novel castigates the fanaticism of the country`s revolutionaries, particularly those known as Nihilists. It presents a disturbing portrait of five young men saturated in ideology and bent on destruction, and a study of terrorism.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Idiot ISBN: 0199536392 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199536399 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 626 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Into a compellingly real portrait of nineteenth-century Russian society, Dostoevsky introduces his ideal hero, the saintly Prince Myshkin. The tensions subsequently unleashed by the hero`s innocence, truthfulness, and humility betray the inadequacy of his moral idealism and disclose the spiritual emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate him. Myshkin`s mission ends in idiocy and darkness, but it is the world that is rotten, not he. Written under appalling personal circumstances when Dostoevsky was travelling in Europe, The Idiot not only reveals the author`s acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, but also affords his most incisive indictment of Russia`s struggling to emulate contemporary Europe and sinking under the weight of Western materialism. This new translation by Alan Myers is meticulously faithful to the original and has a critical introduction by W. J. Leatherbarrow.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: Devils ISBN: 0199540497 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199540495 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 694 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Devils, also known in English as The Possessed and The Demons, was first published in 1871-2. The third of Dostoevsky`s five major novels, it is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray which follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town. Dostoevsky compares infectious radicalism to the devils that drove the Gadarene swine over the precipice in his vision ofa society possessed by demonic creatures that produce devastating delusions of rationality. Dostoevsky is at his most imaginatively humorous in Devils: the novel is full of buffoonery and grotesque comedy. The plot is loosely based on the details of a notorious case of political murder, but Dostoevsky weaves suicide, rape, and a multiplicity of scandals into a compelling story of political evil. This new translation also includes the chapter `Stavrogin`s Confession`, which was initially considered to be too shocking to print. In this edition it appears where the author originally intended it.
Автор: Dostoevsky Fyodor Название: The Adolescent ISBN: 0375719008 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375719004 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1229 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky's novel The Adolescent(first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na-ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father's wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky's translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy.