I decided I am lacking in my classic literature and will try to read all of Dostoyevsky. I will take my time with it, but will go in chronological order using the years his novels and novellas were published. This first novella was outstanding. It was a story told through a series of letters between a man and woman who love each other, but both are struggling through lives of poverty in St. Petersburg. Dostoyevsky seems to be great at examining feelings and while the story itself is not really a page-turner, the writing is wonderful and I couldn't help but feel like I gained a real understanding of what it would have been like to be those characters or a person in their situation. I look forward to the next one.