The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead

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Accused of political subversion as a young man, Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp a horrifying experience from which, years later, he developed this semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to penal servitude for murdering his wife. Describing in relentless detail the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, this haunting and remarkable work ranks amoung Dostoyevsky's greatest masterpieces."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 206 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0
  • 0486434095
  • 9780486434094
  • 43,296

About Fyodor Dostoyevsky

With his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden of 19th-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (18211881) exercised immense influence on modern writers. His novels featured profound philosophical and psychological insights that anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism."show more