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The gambler

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Hugh Aplin
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey, U.K. : Alma Classics, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Rev. edView 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: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Hugh Aplin
ISBN: 9781847492067 1847492061
OCLC Number: 781875617
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: Originally published in Russian as Igrok in 1867.
Originally published in this translation by: [London] : Hesperus Press, 2006.
Description: xvi, 203 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Igrok.
Responsibility: by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Hugh Aplin.

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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.  Read more...

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"No novelist ever wrestled with materialism more fiercely and intelligently than Dostoevsky." - JONATHAN FRANZEN

 
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