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Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, The Gambler, The Devils, The Adolescent & more

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Three full length novels collected in one edition formatted for the Kindle.

FYODOR MIKHAILOVICH DOSTOYEVSKY [1821-1881] was a Russian writer of novels and short stories .

In 1841, he graduated from Saint Petersburg Academy of Military Engineering. In 1845, he published his first novel Poor Folk in the magazine Sovremennik. The poet Nikolai Nekrasov, editor of the magazine, s
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Rodion Romanovich, known as Raskolnikov, is a poor, hungry, student drop-out. His father had died and he was the centre of attention for his mother Pulkheria Raskolnikova and his sister Dunya. To them and many others, he was good-looking, very intelligent and with a great future. This had influenced Raskolnikov’s high perception of his own worth: “why do they love me so much, if I don’t deserve it?”

He preserves this certainty throughout the book (though possibly doubts are shown to emerge in th
Ron Samul
May 22, 2011 Ron Samul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FInally finished Crime and Punishment and I was impressed by how modern and full of psychology this novel was. Having been written in the time of the Civil War, and before the seeds of Communism were taking root, I think this was an interesting vision of Russia compared to Count Tolstoy whom I adore, and his vision of the world. Can't do another Russian novel this summer but The Brothers Karamazov might be next on the Russian heavy hitters.
Dec 01, 2011 Lara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I admit, I read this because it was a 'Classic'.

And I only give it 3 stars because...WHERE WAS THE EDITOR?

If this novel went to a publisher today, without the aura of 'classic' I guarantee it would have been cut by a third, and been better for it.

I didn't see the protagonist progress: he was self-absorbed, alienated with a severe case of adolescent angst before he committed the murder, and afterwards he carried on with a mixture of wanting to retire to his bed with not wanting to wash too much
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No doubt, Dostoevsky is the best author ever! among all things that I've learnt from him, I should refer to that huge impression which reading Brothers Karamazov made upon me. after reading this novel, all aspects of my life changed! I became homesick and then, being so depressed, decided to kill myself, and I tried once, but... .
Ivan made me sick. but, after two years, I read the book once again. this time I really enjoyed it. I'm happy now, perhaps due to the reading of his other novels, espec
The Idiot, the Brothers Karamazov, Bobok the Gambler, a nasty story and the classic Crime and Punishment and other amazing tales. Dostoyevsky was the best of the best and a capable writer able to transmit the sense of Russian pathos, with a flourish.

Crime and Punishment s man murders his landlady. Skilfully developed so that one is allowed to see into the mind of the killer in order to understand, somewhat and even sympathize (to an extent) with his motivations. Many ranged of human depravity ar
Jun 09, 2011 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky (Don't ever read the Constance Garrett translation) is a book that will thrill you, irritate you, and entertain you. The murder scene is the best one I have every read, and I love murder stories. I actually was hoping he could escape the murder room. Every time I read this book, I get sweaty palms as he waiting to leave the murder.
Aug 08, 2011 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rereading The Brothers Karamazov. I wasn't awake enough while I read the second half of the book. ;)

Thoroughly enjoyed his short stories.

Great to have on my kindle so that I always have something to read.
Elizabeth (Alaska)
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For Crime and Punishment, see my review here: Crime and Punishment
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Aug 08, 2013 Kavita Iyengar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeless story. Reveals the good in each person. Bitterness, rivalry, insecurity, hatred, are feelings in the best of us. And there is goodness in the worst of us.
Mike James
Jan 18, 2013 Mike James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read Crime and Punishment 3 times over the years. And will probable read again soon. Never read any of his other works. But maybe one day.
Nov 10, 2008 Javier rated it it was amazing
"I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man"

And with these first words, the novel itself is summed up!
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I will probably never get around to this. However, I can think about reading it.
Mar 06, 2013 Sally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! After I read it I watched the Peter Lorre version of the movie. He nailed it!
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Only read The Gambler. Enjoyed it
Jan 28, 2011 Danni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourite authors, all of these are amazing
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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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