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    The House of the Dead / the Gambler (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by A. D. P. Briggs, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionThe House of the Dead is a stark account of Dostoyevsky's own experience of penal servitude in Siberia. In graphic detail he describes the suffering of the convicts - their squalor and degradation, their terror and resignation, from the rampages of a pyschopath to the brief serenity of Christmas Day. Amid the horror of labour in the sub-zero work camp, we hear the stories of the prisoners, and live through the freezing isolation and pain of day after day of misery. We see a young intellectual forced to live, eat and sleep with men from a background of cruelty, coarseness and brutality. The Gambler is set in a spa town with its casino and international clientele. Alexey Ivanovitch is a young tutor in the household of a general. He is both observer and actor in the tempest which surrounds his impoverished employer, as he envies and mocks the airs and pretensions of his supposed superiors. Everyone is waiting for the death of Granny, the general's rich aunt, but so far from dying, she turns up alive and well, and makes her way to the casino . .


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    Title
    The House of the Dead / the Gambler
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by A. D. P. Briggs, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840226294
    ISBN 10: 1840226293
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BIC subject category V2: F
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Herts