Notes from Underground and the Double (Penguin Classics)

ISBN9780140455120
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 28, 2009
Pages291
AuthorFyodor Dostoyevsky
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.7 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Notes from Underground and the Double (Penguin Classics)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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April 28, 2009

Collected here in Penguin Classics are two of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's shorter works, Notes from Underground and The Double, translated by Ronald Wilks with an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson.

Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky's groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter irony, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the 'anthill' of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence 'underground'. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who looks exactly like him - his double, perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly tragicomic study of human consciousness.

Ronald Wilks's extraordinary new translation is accompanied here by an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson discussing these pivotal works in the context of Dostoyevsky's life and times. This edition also contains a chronology, bibliography, table of ranks and notes on each work.

Buy Notes from Underground and the Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and other Penguin Classic books at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9780140455120
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 28, 2009
Pages291
AuthorFyodor Dostoyevsky
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.7 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.8 in.

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Collected here in Penguin Classics are two of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's shorter works, Notes from Underground and The Double, translated by Ronald Wilks with an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson.

Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky's groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter irony, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the 'anthill' of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence 'underground'. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who looks exactly like him - his double, perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly tragicomic study of human consciousness.

Ronald Wilks's extraordinary new translation is accompanied here by an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson discussing these pivotal works in the context of Dostoyevsky's life and times. This edition also contains a chronology, bibliography, table of ranks and notes on each work.

Buy Notes from Underground and the Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and other Penguin Classic books at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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