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Alma Edizioni
01 January 2014
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wills with Polina, the woman he unrequitedly loves.

With an unforgettable cast of fellow gamblers and figures from European high society, this darkly comic novel of greed and self-destruction reveals Dostoevsky at his satirical and psychological best.
By:   Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by:   Hugh Aplin
Imprint:   Alma Edizioni
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9781847493828
ISBN 10:   1847493823
Series:   Alma Classics Evergreens
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 January 2014
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 Karamazov Brothers.

Reviews for The Gambler

No novelist ever wrestled with materialism more fiercely and intelligently than Dostoevsky. -- Jonathan Franzen

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