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The Gambler and Other Stories is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's collection of one novella and six short stories reflecting his own life – indeed, 'The Gambler', a story of a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian General, was written under a strict deadline so he could pay off his roulette debts.
This volume includes 'Bobok', the tale of a frustrated writer visiting a cemetery and enjoying the gossip of the dead; 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man', the story of one man's plan to commit suicide and the troubling dream that follows, as well as 'A Christmas Party and a Wedding', 'A Nasty Story' and 'The Meek One'.
ISBN: 9780140455090 ISBN-10: 0140455094 Series: Penguin Classics Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old For Grades: 12+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 432 Published: 12th August 2010 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Fyodor Mikhailovitch Dostoevsky was a Russian writer and essayist, notably known for his novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.
Dostoyevsky's literary output explores human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. Considered by many as a founder or precursor of 20th-century existentialism, his Notes from Underground (1864), written in the embittered voice of the anonymous "underground man", was called the "best overture for existentialism ever written" by Walter Kaufmann. A prominent figure in world literature, Dostoyevsky is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. Freud said his book The Brothers Karamazov contained all the psychology.