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The Devils (Paperback)

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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, David Magarshack (Translated by), David Magarshack (Introduction by)
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“What I am writing now is a tendentious thing,” Dostoyevsky wrote to a friend in connection with his first outline for The Devils. “I feel like saying everything as passionately as possible. (Let the nihilists and the Westerners scream that I am reactionary!) To hell with them. I shall say everything to the last word.”
 
As Dostoyevsky predicted, The Devils, or The Possessed, was indeed denounced by radical critics as the work of a reactionary renegade. But radicals aside, it enjoyed great success both for its literary power and for its explicit and provocative politics; and for its story of Russian terrorists plotting violence and destruction, only to murder one of their own number.
 
“Stavrogin’s Confession”, the section omitted when the novel first appeared, is included as an appendix to this volume.

About the Author


Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.

David Magarshack was known for his many translations from his native Russian, including works by Dostoyevsky.


David Magarshack was known for his many translations from his native Russian, including works by Dostoyevsky.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140440355
ISBN-10: 0140440356
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: February 28th, 1954
Pages: 704
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics