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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881

Demons / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Joseph Frank. - London : Everyman, 2000. - xliii, 733 p. ; 21 cm. - Everyman's library ; 182 . - Everyman's library .

"First included in the Everyman's Library as The Possessed, 1931. This translation first included in Everyman's Library, 2000 (c) Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, 1994. Introduction (c) Joseph Frank, 2000. Bibliography and chronology (c)Everyman Publishers plc, 2000." t.p. verso. "This translation has been made from the Russian text of the Soviet Academy of Sciences edition, volumes ten and eleven (Lennigrad, 1974)" t.p. verso.

"Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia-a novel that is rivaled only by The Brothers Karamazov as Dostoevsky's greatest. The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky continue their acclaimed series of Dostoevsky translations with this novel, also known as The Possessed." - Copac

9781857151824


Russian fiction.--Translations into English.

891.73

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