Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Born
in Moscow, Russia
November 11, 1821

Died
February 09, 1881

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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.

Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. He was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death of his mother in 1837 he was sent to St. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College. Dostoyevsky's father died in 1839, most likely of apoplexy, but it was rumored that he was murdered by his own serfs. Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in 1844 to devote himself to writing. His first novel, Poor Folk appea
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“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
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Polls

February 2016 Old School Classic Poll

1853, Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 573 pages
 
  27 votes, 16.8%

1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 160 pages
 
  26 votes, 16.1%

1516, Utopia by Thomas More, 135 pages
 
  19 votes, 11.8%

 
  17 votes, 10.6%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.3%

1603, Othello by William Shakespeare, 314 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.3%

 
  11 votes, 6.8%

1796, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 386 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.2%

1678, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, 324 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.3%

 
  4 votes, 2.5%

1853, Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell, 432 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.5%

1788, Emmeline by Charlotte Turner Smith, 520 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.9%

 
  2 votes, 1.2%

1832, Indiana by George Sand, 278 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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