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Inhaltsangabe: Written as a sequence of letters, Poor People narrate the tragic tale of a petty clerk and his hopeless love for a young girl. Eager to help her and her family, he sells all that he can, but his generosity leads him only into more desperate poverty, and finally into abandonment. As the object of his desire looks sadly and helplessly on, he -- the typical ‘man of the underground’ -- becomes more and more convinced of the belief that gladness can only be accomplished with riches. Theirs is a troubled, frustrated love that can only lead to sorrow.
Few authors have been so well received, from their very first appearance in literature, as Dostoyevsky was. In 1845 he arrived in St. Petersburg, a quite unknown young man who only two years before had finished his education in a school of military engineers, and after having spent two years in the engineering service had abandoned it with the intention of devoting himself to literature.
He was only twenty-four when he wrote his first novel, Poor People, which his school comrades, Grigorovich, gave to the poet Nekrasov, offering it for a literary almanac. Dostoyevsky had inwardly doubted whether the novel would even be read by the editor. He was living then in a miserable room, when his comrades knocked at his door. They threw themselves on Dostoyevsky's neck, congratulating him with tears in their eyes.
Nekrasov and his friend had begun to read the novel late in the evening; they couldn’t stop reading till they came to the end, and thy were so deeply impressed by it that they couldn’t help going on his nocturnal expedition to see the author and tell him what they felt. A few days later Dostoevski was introduced to the great critic of the time, Belinsky, and from him he received the same warm reception. As to the reading public, the novel produced a quite sensation. The same must be said about all subsequent novels of Dostoyevsky. They had an immense sale over Russia.
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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. 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 Boni & Liveright, New York, 1917. Hardcover. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Light waterstain bottom corner throughout.; A Modern Library edition. ; 16mo; 252 pages Good+ Minor ink margin notes last 20 pages. Ink and some tape residue endpapers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24040
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library/Boni & Liveright, New Nork, NY, 1917. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 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