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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February 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our February 2015 Old School Classics group read?

1887, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, 126 pages
 
  10 votes, 19.6%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  9 votes, 17.6%

1818, Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages
 
  6 votes, 11.8%

 
  5 votes, 9.8%

 
  5 votes, 9.8%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.8%

 
  4 votes, 7.8%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.9%

 
  2 votes, 3.9%

 
  2 votes, 3.9%

 
  1 vote, 2.0%

1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 245 pages
 
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