Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
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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1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
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1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
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1839, The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, 532 pages
 
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1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
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1846, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, 269 pages
 
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