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The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.
A faithful translation of the classic written at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century follows the narrator's withdrawal from his life as an official to the underground, where he makes passionate and obsessive observations on social utopianism and the irrational nature of humankind.
3) The Idiot
A novel of innocence and iniquity, love and murder, by the nineteenth-century Russian author of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. After several years in a Swiss sanatorium, twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin returns to Russian society to collect his rightful inheritance. But he soon crosses paths with the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant's son whose desire for Nastasya Filippovna will set the three of them on a tragic course. As author...
4) The gambler
First published in Russian in 1866, "The Gambler", by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, is a gripping narrative of the dangers of gambling. As was common with Dostoyevsky's other writings, he draws upon his own life in a semi-autobiographical way. Dostoyevksy himself suffered from a compulsion to gambling and had to complete "The Gambler" under a strict deadline to pay off his own debts. These first-hand experiences bring a depth of realism to the novel and to...
[This novel] is a fictionalised account of the time Dostoyevsky spent in a Siberian prison camp for his part in a political conspiracy. [It] discusses the circumstances of Dostoyevsky's imprisonment, the origins of the novel in his prison writings, and the character of Aleksandr Petrovich. -Books in Print-
10) The possessed
Based on a true event, in which a young revolutionary was murdered by his comrades, The Possessed provoked a storm of controversy for its harsh depiction of a ruthless band of Russian intellectuals, atheists, socialists, anarchists, and other radicals who attempt to incite the population of a small provincial town to revolt against the government. In contrast to Dostoevsky's savage portrait of these radicals and the violent ideas that have possessed...
"Notes from the Underground (1864) is one of the most profound works of nineteenth-century literature. A probing, speculative book, often regarded as a forerunner of the Existentialist movement, it examines the important political and philosophical questions that were current in Russia and Europe at the time." -- Provided by publisher. "The Gambler (1866), set in the fictional town of Roulettenberg, explores the compulsive nature of gambling, one...
A chance encounter on a canal bridge results in a series of twilight rendezvous between a lonely man and a sheltered woman haunted by a lover's promise.
The director of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari adapted Fyodor Dostoyevsky's literary masterwork Crime and Punishment for the screen with this feature made at the height of the Expressionist movement in German cinema. The story concerns a poor, imperious former law student who believes that he is a special kind of person exempt from any moral law. He murders a woman and her sister and is sent to prison for years.
15) The double
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over...
Fyodor Karamazov is the wealthy father of four grown sons: Dmitri, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father; Ivan, the intellectual; pious Alexe; and half-brother Smerdyakov. Tensions erupt to a murderous end when libertine father and romantic son find themselves vying for the affections of the same woman, the wild Grushenka. Finding themselves adrift without the dark anchor that held them together, the four brothers must now find...