Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Born
in Moscow, Russian Empire
November 11, 1821

Died
February 09, 1881

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. His debut, the epistolary novella Poor Folk (1846), made his name. In 1849 he was arrested for involvement with the politically subversive 'Petrashevsky circle' and until 1854 he lived in a convict prison in Omsk, Siberia. From this experience came The House of the Dead (1860-2). In 1860 he began the journal Vremya (Time). Already married, he fell in love with one of his contributors, Appollinaria Suslova, eighteen years his junior, and developed a ruinous passion for roulette. After the death of his first wife, Maria, in 1864, Dostoyevsky completed Notes from Underground and began work towards Crime and Punishment (1866). The major novels of his late period are The Idiot (1868), De ...more

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Crime and Punishment

4.22 avg rating — 626,550 ratings — published 1866 — 477 editions
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The Brothers Karamazov

4.32 avg rating — 243,135 ratings — published 1879 — 2417 editions
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The Idiot

4.18 avg rating — 132,450 ratings — published 1869 — 1504 editions
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4.18 avg rating — 73,776 ratings — published 1864 — 13 editions
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Notes from Underground

4.15 avg rating — 83,657 ratings — published 1864 — 1176 editions
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The Gambler

3.89 avg rating — 54,582 ratings — published 1866 — 1077 editions
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Demons

4.28 avg rating — 37,286 ratings — published 1872 — 679 editions
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White Nights

4.02 avg rating — 48,821 ratings — published 1848 — 270 editions
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The House of the Dead

4.05 avg rating — 20,011 ratings — published 1861 — 90 editions
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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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1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  47 votes, 27.6%

 
  35 votes, 20.6%

1895, Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, 310 pages
 
  21 votes, 12.4%

 
  14 votes, 8.2%

1897, Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling, 161 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.2%

1721, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, 339 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.1%

 
  11 votes, 6.5%

1778, Evelina by Fanny Burney, 455 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.1%

 
  6 votes, 3.5%

1877, Virgin Soil by Ivan Turgenev, 355 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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