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Notes from the Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky Kyril Zinovieff Jenny Hughes

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Alma Books
01 January 2019
Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation
The unnamed narrator of the novel, a former government official, has decided to retire from the world and lead a life of inactivity and contemplation. His fiercely bitter, cynical and witty monologue ranges from general observations and philosophical musings to memorable scenes from his own life, including his obsessive plans to exact revenge on an officer who has shown him disrespect and a dramatic encounter with a prostitute.

Seen by many as the first existentialist novel and showcasing the best of Dostoevsky's dry humour, Notes from Underground was a pivotal moment in the development of modern literature and has inspired countless novelists, thinkers and film-makers.
By:   Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by:   Kyril Zinovieff, Jenny Hughes
Imprint:   Alma Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   160g
ISBN:   9781847493743
ISBN 10:   1847493742
Series:   Alma Classics Evergreens
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. -- Albert Camus


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