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Included in this selected volume of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Works are the story My Uncle's Dream and the novel Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants, written in 1859 after the years of hard labour in Siberia, service in the ranks, and exile, to which the author had been sentenced for being a member of a socialist circle. These two works, Dostoyevsky himself said, marked his ...more
Hardcover, Selected Works, 368 pages
Published January 31st 1989 by Raduga Publishers (first published January 1st 1989)
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Aakash Kumar
Sep 23, 2015 Aakash Kumar rated it it was amazing
I am a die hard fan of dostoyevsky and cannot stop myself from giving 5 stars even to his most unpopular works. I found it to be one of the fast paced books of the Fyodor. "My Uncle's dream" is a sattire on the ill effects of gossip and small town society which leaves the reader dumbfounded in the end. But "Stepanchikovo and its inhabitants" gives a faint sense of the mastery of Fyodor in psychological analysis of human emotions and life which will make him immortal in the history of Russian ...more
Frankie
Oct 30, 2009 Frankie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My Uncle's Dream is a somewhat comic small-town society tale. It satirizes Petersburg society with an emphasis on the evils of gossip. The narration is a little hazy, per usual for Dostoevsky's rushed style, and leaves the reader fairly without a hero. However, Dostoevsky's character diversity finally takes off in this – one of his first post-Siberian stories. The small town setting allows a new set of types to emerge – along with some plausible censorship-dodging political allegory (the Count/T ...more
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Jun 11, 2015 Abdellatif rated it it was amazing
God, I forgot to mark as a read and to write a review.
anyway, I remember one thing I thought about this book; it was Brilliant.
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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
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