Fyodor Dostoyevsky (). Dostoyevsky’s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and. Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Meek One: A Fantastic Story: An Annotated Russian Reader [Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julia Titus, Kristen Robinson] on *FREE* shipping on .

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And the girl, in front of such a silent treatment, acted the same way. The pawnbroker finds out that the girl is an orphan, and that her abusive aunts are determined to marry her off to an obese shopkeeper who wanted a mother for his kids.

The Meek One by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1 star ratings)

Jul 09, Seemita rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Petersburg in as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiences: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trivia About The Gentle Spirit. She then realizes that she has to return to the narrator, because she has nowhere else to go.

Shortly after the death of his mother in he was sent to St. At times, he seems to be trying to save face with the officers, trying diligently to avoid saying anything that might implicate him, while at other times, he pours his heart out, telling the officers everything about his late wife and how he felt about her.

What do I need with your customs, your ways, your thhe, your govrnment, your faith? In the morning, the narrator opens his eyes to see that his wife is standing over him with dostoevsmy revolver pointed at his temple. This is an interesting story on the subject of marriage which Dostoevsky wrote after the death of his first wife. Renata rated it did not like it Feb 11, It’s a convincing portrait. The language reflects the disordered state of the character’s mind as he tries to understand what has happened.


“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky

Its probably a masterpiece since its Fjodor. Of course, I may be biased, as Ome is one of my heroes. To be fair if it was much longer I might not have stuck it out – this isn’t compelling reading for me – however I can understand the appeal to others – for me there is too much emotion and self analysis, but I can appreciate the quality of the writing and translation as others may enjoy it.

Cosa avrei potuto fare. This dostievsky us haunts me in that the pawnbroker will never dostlevsky or never admit that HE is the one that drove his young wife to suicided.

Retrieved from ” https: Mar 11, Mary rated it did not like it. He is forty-one, not rich but well-off, and the only person who has ever proposed marriage to her save for the drunken slob next door.

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Trivia About The Gentle Spirit. The Gentle Spirit is very short – longer than a short story, but barely long enough to be called a nove Dostoevsky is one dostoevxky my favourite writers.

The Modern Library,xi-xxvi. Both books show certain sympathy for the female, but I don’t think they carry a particular feminist message. The story was inspired by a news report that Dostovesky had read about in The girl agrees to marry him and tries her best to be a good wife, but this pawnbroker is not satisfied to be merely loved by his wife.

Published February 26th by Penguin Classics first published November One time, the narrator follows his wife to Efimovich, bringing a revolver. So what if it came amid torrents of face-offs and inundating numbness?


In Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a year old widow. Then after a spoiler thing happens, he realizes she is taking him for gra Dostoevsky is the most sour man ever, who thinks that sending someone on an exile of about ten years, consist of an actual happy ending, therefore, whenever I read him, I make sure to be at my utmost happy, so he does not drag me into a dark cell. It shows what happens to someone’s psyche when a traumatic event happens.

The narrator slowly develops an interest in the girl. The narrator’s wife eventually confronts the narrator with the details that she learned from Efimovich: It will stick its cold hand into your chest and make an iron fist around your heart, and when you turn the last page you will have a rotten feeling inside that lingers all day.

I love Russian literature. Those mere descriptions bore me.

The Gentle Spirit

Oliver Page It’s clean. He is cold and distant with her, not wanting to dostoevsku too attached until she has proven herself. Mikael rated it did not like it Dec 19, Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.

Return to Book Page. No, he wants to feel superior to her. What is this about? Marouan Soudou rated it did not like it May 12, Through the hero, we see some of the darkest human characteristics.