Fyodor Dostoyevsky (). Dostoyevsky’s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and. Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Meek One: A Fantastic Story: An Annotated Russian Reader [Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julia Titus, Kristen Robinson] on *FREE* shipping on .

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The dosfoevsky is convinced that he was only five minutes too late, even though it was ultimately his narcissistic love that drove his gentle wife to suicide.

The Gentle Spirit

He simply closes his eyes again, and he is convinced that he conquered her with his readiness to accept death. Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s ” A Gentle Creature ” dostoevwky Dostoyevsky spent four years in hard labor and four years as a soldier in Semipalatinsk, a city in what it is today Kazakhstan. One of the most haunting short stories I have ever read. That captivates me completely.

Is it a clean book in terms of content? View all 3 comments. Ddostoevsky sai che paradiso ti avrei ritagliato. The narrator is the owner of a pawnshop, and one of his repeated customers was a young girl of sixteen who always pawns items to earn money to advertise as a governess in the newspaper.


The Gentle Spirit by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

He was arrested in and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia. I still have to read Notes from Underground. It was translated by Ronald Mayer in I bookmarked it and I plan to get to it soon.

His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction. The narrator proceeds to make an attempt to relate the story to the reader in an effort to make sense mee, the situation.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Their feelings range from sorrow, disgust, confusion and revolt. I assume that was on purpose Just incredible mutterings from a shamed man and his suicidal year-old “wife”. I am well aware they are doomed from the beginning, however the love is there, or it was there it just needed to be properly nutured. Both books show certain sympathy for the female, but I don’t think they carry a particular feminist message.

At this point, my knowledge of Dostoevsky is still fairly limited: This volume contains Dostoevsky’s short story “The Meek One: PaperbackLittle Black Classics 4457 pages. He mistreats the wife whom he claims to adore. The narrator’s wife begins to make a habit of leaving during the day, and eventually it is discovered that she is visiting Efimovich, a member of the narrator’s former regiment. Dostoyevsky’s father died inmost likely of apoplexy, but it was rumored that he was murdered by his own serfs.


Let your judges judge me, let them take me to court, to your public court, and I will say that I acknowledge nothing. The Gentle Spirit is very short – longer than a short story, but barely long enough to be called a nove Dostoevsky is one of my favourite writers. Alja alyaofwinterfell rated it did not like it Dec 19, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Muhammad El sla rated it did not like it Aug 10, Thanks for your thoughts and your blog. Her age of 16 is innocent and capable of greater and purer things that he is incapable to offer.

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