The Double

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Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Nov 08, 2012
Product Number: EB00795938
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486112770
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

While his literary reputation rests mainly on such celebrated novels as Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, Dostoyevsky also wrote much superb short fiction. The Double is one of the finest of his shorter works. It appeared in 1846 (his second published work) and is by far the most significant of his early stories, not least for its successful, straight-faced treatment of a hallucinatory theme. In The Double, the protagonist, Golyadkin senior, is persecuted by his double, Golyadkin junior, who resembles him closely in almost every detail. The latter abuses the former with mounting scorn and brutality as the tale proceeds toward its frightening denouement. Characteristic Dostoyevskyan themes of helplessness, victimization, and scandal are beautifully handled here with an artistry that qualifies the story as a small masterpiece. Students of literature, admirers of Dostoyevsky, and general readers will all be delighted to have this classic work available in this inexpensive, high-quality edition.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Narrator(s): Stefan Rudnicki
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100093712
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481552981
eBook
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Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Product Number EB00456424
Released: Jul 29, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443436144
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Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Product Number EB00612303
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781987955415