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Inhaltsangabe: Introducing the first in a long line of underground characters, Dostoevsky's first full-length work of fiction is a poignant, tragi-comic tale which foreshadows the greatness of his later novels Presented as a series of letters between the humble copying-clerk Devushkin and a distant relative of his, the young Varenka, this book brings to the fore the underclass of St. Petersburg, who live at the margins of society in the most appalling conditions and abject poverty. As Devushkin tries to help Varenka improve her plight by selling anything he can, he is reduced to even more desperate circumstances and seeks refuge in alcohol, looking on helplessly as the object of his impossible love is taken away from him.
Inhaltsangabe: Both a masterpiece of Russian populist writing and a parody of the entire genre, Poor People is an early example of Dostoevsky's genius. Written as a series of letters, Poor People is the tragic tale of a petty clerk and his impossible love for a young girl. Longing to help her and her family, he sells everything he can, but his kindness leads him only into more desperate poverty, and ultimately into debauchery. As a typical "man of the underground," he serves as the embodiment of the belief that happiness can only be achieved with riches. This work is remarkable for its vivid characterizations, especially of Dievushkin, the clerk, solely by means of his letters to the young girl and her answers to him.
Titel: Poor People
Verlag: Boni And Liveright, Inc. Publishers
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Booklovers Library, UK., 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st.booklovers Library Edition. 5.1/2" x 7.1/2". Red cover to book with gold pattern and lettering,with black spine and gold and green pattern and gold lettering. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 025400
Buchbeschreibung New York, Boni and Liveright, c., 1917. Early Modern Library printing, published Spring 1918, with 50 other Modern Library titles listed. 252 pages. -- Hardcover, limp brown leatherette with gold emblem on front cover. Condition: near fine (spine lettering tiny bit rubbed). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28008
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library/Boni & Liveright, New Nork, NY, 1917. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First Modern Library edition; the great writer's first novel, written when he was 24 years old; with an informative introduction by Thomas Seltzer; this copy is Near Fine in a leatherette/ flex binding with almost no wear (owner sig on ffep), in beige boards with gold-stamped front cover and spine title, marbled endpapers; quite scarce as described. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 008294
Buchbeschreibung New York: Boni & Liveright / Modern Library Edition. FIRST BONI LIVERIGHT EDITION, 1917, 1917. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FEDOR DOSTOYEVSKY best known for his novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. RARE SURVIVING GREEN LIMP CROFT LEATHER(ETTE), FIRST BONI AND LIVERIGHT EDIITON; Spine #1, Marble Endpapers, BL Log on Front. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 606