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Poor People: New Translation By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Poor People: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Introducing the first in a long line of underground's characters, Poor People, Dostoevsky's first full-length work of fiction, is a poignant, tragi-comic tale which foreshadows the greatness of his later novels.

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Poor People: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Presented as a series of letters between the humble copying clerk Devushkin and a distant relative of his, the young Varenka, Poor People brings to the fore the underclass of St Petersburg, who live at the margins of society in the most appalling conditions and abject poverty. As Devushkin tries to help Varenka improve her plight by selling anything he can, he is reduced to even more desperate circumstances and seeks refuge in alcohol, looking on helplessly as the object of his impossible love is taken away from him. Introducing the first in a long line of underground characters, Poor People, Dostoevsky's first full-length work of fiction, is a poignant, tragi-comic tale which foreshadows the greatness of his later novels.

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An acute psychological portrait of a man driven to his limits. -- Charlotte Hobson

About Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.

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GOR011058098
9781847493125
1847493122
Poor People: New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Used - Like New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2012-11-20
224
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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