1) Poor Folk
2) The Gambler
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is today best remembered for his longer works, including the sprawling philosophical epic The Brothers Karamazov. Although his shorter works of fiction have received less attention, critics and fans alike recognize them as thought-provoking, complex and elegant. This volume, which collects two of Dostoyevsky's novellas, is a perfect introduction to the writer's oeuvre.
9) The idiot
A Russian prince returns to Saint Petersburg after a long absence in Switzerland, where he was undergoing treatment for epilepsy. On the train he meets and befriends a man of low origins. This man becomes the dark counterpart of the inherently good prince; the two can also be seen as Christ- and devil-like figures. Dostoevsky wished to portray an unspoiled man, whose goodness is plunged into the chaos of Saint Petersberg society and a passionate...