The Double

The Double

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Constantly rebuffed from the social circles he aspires to frequent, the timid clerk Golyadkin is confronted by the sudden appearance of his double, a more brazen, confident and socially successful version of himself, who abuses and victimizes the original. As he is increasingly persecuted, Golyadkin finds his social, romantic and professional life unravelling, in a spiral that leads to a catastrophic denouement.

The Double, Dostoevsky's second published work of fiction, which foreshadows in its themes many of his mature novels, is the surreal and hallucinatory tale of an unfortunate anti-hero, at once chilling in its depiction of the dark sides of human nature and exuberantly comical.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 23.37mm | 189g
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 1847496032
  • 9781847496034
  • 270,249

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The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. -- Albert Camus The most impressive thing about The Double is how pertinent it feels today... like all the best fiction, The Double reinvents and rewrites itself for the current age -- Jeremy Dyson
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About Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all times. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.
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13,055 ratings
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4 39% (5,033)
3 30% (3,955)
2 8% (1,054)
1 2% (209)
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