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The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead
 

The House of the Dead, here presented in a brand-new translation, is based on Dostoevsky's own autobiographical experiences during a four-year internment in a prison colony in Siberia.

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ISBN 9781847496669
Published 1 September 2018 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781847496669
ISBN-10 1847496660
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 1 September 2018
International Publication Date 28 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Translated from Russian
Author(s) By Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Exiles - Fiction - Russia Federation - Siberia
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 891.733
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Written in the form of a diary, The House of the Dead recounts the story of Alexander Goryanchikov, a gentleman who is condemned to ten years' hard labour for killing his wife in a fi t of rage. Initially the target of the other inmates' malice, he gradually settles in and becomes an avid observer of the new world around him - watching his fellow prisoners being brutally and cruelly punished by the guards, listening to their past stories of blood and murder and learning that even convicts are capable of acts of pure generosity, as when they sacrifice their own meal to feed a stray dog that wanders around the camp. Based on Dostoevsky's own autobiographical experiences during a four-year internment in a prison colony in Siberia, this genre-defying novel is not only an unflinching expose of the conditions of Russian prisoners during the Tsarist period, but also a call to see the human side in criminals and rediscover the values of forgiveness and brotherly love.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [An example] of the highest art in literature, flowing from love of God and man. -- Leo Tolstoy
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-81) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.

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