Devils

ISBN: 9781840220995 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2010 Autor: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Editură: Wordsworth Editions Ltd Colecție: Wordsworth Classics Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 720 Stoc: În stoc

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In 1869 a young Russian was strangled, shot through the head and thrown into a pond. His crime? A wish to leave a small group of violent revolutionaries, from which he had become alienated. Dostoevsky takes this real-life catastrophe as the subject and culmination of Devils, a title that refers the young radicals themselves and also to the materialistic ideas that possessed the minds of many thinking people Russian society at the time.

The satirical portraits of the revolutionaries, with their naivety, ludicrous single-mindedness and readiness for murder and destruction, might seem exaggerated - until we consider their all-too-recognisable descendants in the real world ever since. The key figure in the novel, however, is beyond politics. Nikolay Stavrogin, another product of rationalism run wild, exercises his charisma with ruthless authority and total amorality. His unhappiness is accounted for when he confesses to a ghastly sexual crime - in a chapter long suppressed by the censor.

This prophetic account of modern morals and politics, with its fifty-odd characters, amazing events and challenging ideas, is seen by some critics as Dostoevsky's masterpiece.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Data Publicarii
2010
Editura
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.6
Grosime
3.6
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
720
Colectie
Wordsworth Classics
Greutate
442
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