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Fyodor Dostoevsky
1895 Very Old RARE Book Demons Бесы by Fyodor Dostoevsky Novel St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg: The publication A.F. Marks, 1895. Very Old RARE Book!!! Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский) Title: Demons (Бесы) Country: Royal Russia / Russian empire Language: Old Russian (старорусский / древнерусский) Genre: Philosophical novel, Political novel, Anti-nihilistic novel, Psychological novel, Satirical novel Place of Publication: St. Petersburg Publisher: The publication of A.F. Marks Publication date: 1895 Demons (Russian: Бесы, Bésy) is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1871-2. It is the third of the four great novels written by Dostoyevsky after his return from Siberian exile, the others being Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Demons is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy. Joyce Carol Oates has described it as "Dostoevsky's most confused and violent novel, and his most satisfactorily 'tragic' work." According to Ronald Hingley, it is Dostoyevsky's "greatest onslaught on Nihilism", and "one of humanity's most impressive achievements--perhaps even its supreme achievement--in the art of prose fiction." Demons is an allegory of the potentially catastrophic consequences of the political and moral nihilism that were becoming prevalent in Russia in the 1860s. A fictional town descends into chaos as it becomes the focal point of an attempted revolution, orchestrated by master conspirator Pyotr Verkhovensky. The mysterious aristocratic figure of Nikolai Stavrogin--Verkhovensky's counterpart in the mor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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