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The Adolescent - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
The Adolescent
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The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na•ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s... show more
The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na•ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky’s translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375719004 (0375719008)
ASIN: 375719008
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 647
Edition language: English
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
3.0 The Adolescent (idiot who needed to grow up)
It took me 100 pages to get interested, 200 pages to get the humor, and 300 pages to reach the point where I didn't want to put the book down, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The suspense, drama, and intrigue--once I got hooked--made for a wonderful ride. Typically I love Dostoyevsky's writing, especi...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
3.0 The Adolescent
It took me 100 pages to get interested, 200 pages to get the humor, and 300 pages to reach the point where I didn't want to put the book down, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The suspense, drama, and intrigue--once I got hooked--made for a wonderful ride. Typically I love Dostoyevsky's writing, espec...
riley
riley rated it
5.0 A Raw Youth (Dodo Press)
Rarely have I read something where a teenage is this well drawn. That in itself is really impressive. Though it feels less consequential than The Possessed, I liked this better as the hysterical (in two ways) behaviour of the characters seems more believable. His usual tricks are on full display ...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
5.0
It is certainly less serious novel than any other of his novels. Of course less serious only in comparison to his other works does not mean that it is light and fluffy. I think it is a fine novel, but I am very fond of coming of age stories and to me, a lot of over the top thoughts, desires, ideas o...
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