Paperback Humiliated and insulted : from the notes of an unsuccessful author / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Ignat Avsey.
Publication year: 2018
Edition: New edition.
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Alma Classics,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781847497802 1847497802
Translated from the Russian.
An intricate detective novel, held up by Oscar Wilde as in the league of Dostoyevsky's great masterpieces. First published in 1861, Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma, unrequited love and irreconcil-able relationships. At the centre of the story are a young struggling author, an orphaned teenager and a depraved aristocrat, who not only foreshadows the great figures of evil in Dostoevsky's later fiction, but is a powerful and original presence in his own right. This new translation catches the verve and tumult of the original, which - in concept and execution - affords a refreshingly unfamiliar glimpse of the author.
Original title: Unizhennye i oskorblennye. English
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384 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm