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The gambler : a novel (from a young man's notes)

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Hugh A Aplin
Publisher: London : Hesperus Press, 2006.
Series: Hesperus classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Travelling in the retinue of an impoverished Russian General, young teacher Alexei seeks solace in the dream of a life-changing win at the roulette table. As the general sinks deeper into debt and the long-awaited inheritance from his ailing grandmother fails to materialise, Alexei's frustrated financial and sentimental aspirations gain momentum. When Grandmama herself turns up at Roulettenburg and starts gambling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Gambler.
London : Hesperus Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607751746
Online version:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Gambler.
London : Hesperus Press, 2006
(OCoLC)609882733
Named Person: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Hugh A Aplin
ISBN: 184391123X 9781843911234
OCLC Number: 60794879
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: xv, 152 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Hesperus classics.
Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Hugh Aplin.

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"Travelling in the retinue of an impoverished Russian General, young teacher Alexei seeks solace in the dream of a life-changing win at the roulette table. As the general sinks deeper into debt and the long-awaited inheritance from his ailing grandmother fails to materialise, Alexei's frustrated financial and sentimental aspirations gain momentum. When Grandmama herself turns up at Roulettenburg and starts gambling away her family possessions with Alexei's assistance, all those who seek to gain from her death look on with ill-concealed horror. And as passion, hatred and unadulterated greed rise to the surface, Dostoevsky creates a darkly psychological novel of truly extraordinary vision." "Based on Dostoevsky's own troubled experiences at the gaming tables, The Gambler is a telling portrayal of a man crippled by the overwhelming powers of addiction and obsession."--Jacket.

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