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The Resource The house of the dead : The gambler, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett

The house of the dead : The gambler, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett

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The house of the dead : The gambler
Title
The house of the dead
Title remainder
The gambler
Statement of responsibility
Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The House of the Dead is a stark account of Dostoyevsky's own experience of penal servitude in Siberia. In graphic detail he describes the suffering of the convicts - their squalor and degradation, their terror and resignation, from the rampages of a pyschopath to the brief serenity of Christmas Day. Amid the horror of labour in the sub-zero work camp, we hear the stories of the prisoners, and live through the freezing isolation and pain of day after day of misery. We see a young intellectual forced to live, eat and sleep with men from a background of cruelty, coarseness and brutality. The Gambler is set in a spa town with its casino and international clientele. Alexey Ivanovitch is a young tutor in the household of a general. He is both observer and actor in the tempest which surrounds his impoverished employer, as he envies and mocks the airs and pretensions of his supposed superiors. Everyone is waiting for the death of Granny, the general's rich aunt, but so far from dying, she turns up alive and well, and makes her way to the casino .
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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Garnett, Constance
Target audience
general
Label
The house of the dead : The gambler, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett
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Publication
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9781840226294
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9781840226294
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The house of the dead : The gambler, Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett
Publication
Control code
9781840226294
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9781840226294
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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