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Netochka Nezvanova - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Netochka Nezvanova

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jane Kentish (Transcribed by)

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Published: 7th January 1986
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"Netochka Nezvanova - A Nameless Nobody" - tells the story of a childhood dominated by her stepfather, Efimov, a failed musician who believes he is a neglected genius. The young girl is strangely drawn to this drunken ruin of a man, who exploits her and drives the family to poverty. But when she is rescued by an aristocratic family, the abuse against Netochka's delicate psyche continues in a more subtle way, condemning her to remain an outsider - a solitary spectator of a glittering society. Conceived as part of a novel on a grand scale, "Netochka Nezvanova" remained incomplete after Dostoyevsky was exiled to Siberia for 'revolutionary activities' in 1849. With its depiction of the suffering, loneliness, madness and sin that affect both rich and poor in St Petersburg, it contains the great themes that were to dominate his later novels.

ISBN: 9780140444551
ISBN-10: 0140444556
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 7th January 1986
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 19.8