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The possessed

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, ©1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An extremely political book, The Possessed (Demons) is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats began to rise in Russia, different ideologies began to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye over both the radical idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundations as demonic, and the conservative establishment, portraying its ineptitude in dealing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Possessed.
New York : Heritage Press, ©1959
(OCoLC)649117766
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
OCLC Number: 1076717
Notes: Translation of Besy.
Although titled The Possessed in the initial English translation, Dostoyevsky scholars and later translations favour the titles The Devils or Demons. - Wikipedia.
Description: xxiv, 630 pages, [24] leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: Volume one. Introduction / Marc Slonim --
The names of the possessed --
Part one. Introductory : Some details of the biography of that highly respected gentleman Stepan Trofimovitch Verhovensky --
Prince Harry : matchmaking --
The sins of others --
The cripple --
The subtle serpent --
Part two. Night --
Night (continued) --
The duel --
All in expectation --
On the eve Of the fete --
Volume two. Part two (continued). Pyotr Stepanovitch is busy --
A meeting --
Ivan the Tsarevitch --
A raid at Stepan Trofimovitch's --
Filibusters : a fatal morning --
Part three. The fete : first part --
The end of the fete --
A romance ended --
The last resolution --
A wanderer --
A busy night --
Stepan Trofimovitch's last wandering --
Conclusion --
Supplement. At Tihon's : Stavrogin's confession --
Notes.
Other Titles: Besy.
Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett ; with an introd. by Marc Slonim ; including the suppressed chapter, "Stavrogin's confession," translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.

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An extremely political book, The Possessed (Demons) is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats began to rise in Russia, different ideologies began to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye over both the radical idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundations as demonic, and the conservative establishment, portraying its ineptitude in dealing with those ideas and their social consequences. Many of the characters represent different types within this ideological conflict. By exploring their interactions, Dostoyevsky depicts the political chaos seen in 19th-century Russia. - Wikipedia.

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