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Dostoevsky. The years of ordeal, 1850-1859

Author: Joseph Frank
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This present volume is the second in a series dealing with the life and works of Dostoevsky ... during the ten years [he] spent first in solitary confinement, then in a prison camp in Siberia, and finally as a soldier in one of the Siberian regiments of the Russian army. --Preface.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Frank, Joseph, 1918-
Dostoevsky. The years of ordeal, 1850-1859.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)558637707
Named Person: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Frank
ISBN: 0691065764 9780691065762 9780691014227 0691014221
OCLC Number: 9619929
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : The Peter-and-Paul fortress. Introduction ; The Petrashevsky affair ; "A wealth of life" ; "Clever, independent, cunning, stubborn" ; The incident on Semenovsky Square --
Part II : Katorga. First impressions ; A world of moral horror ; A Russian patriot ; The peasant Marey ; A new vision ; "Monsters in their misery" --
Part III : First love. A thirst for knowledge ; Private Dostoevsky ; An influential friend ; "A knight in female clothing" --
Part IV : A second start. A Russian heart ; "Weak" and "strong" types ; Literary projects ; The Siberian novellas : Uncle's dream, The village of Stepanchikovo ; Homecoming.
Responsibility: Joseph Frank.

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Describes Dostoevsky's experiences in a prison camp in Siberia, examines the influence of Russian intellectual life on him, and discusses his early writings.  Read more...

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