The Eternal Husband
The most monstrous monster is the monster with noble feelings.This remarkably edgy and suspenseful tale shows that, despite being better known for his voluminous and sprawling novels, Fyodor Dostoevsky was a master of the more tightly-focused form of the novella.The Eternal Husband may, in... show more
The most monstrous monster is the monster with noble feelings.This remarkably edgy and suspenseful tale shows that, despite being better known for his voluminous and sprawling novels, Fyodor Dostoevsky was a master of the more tightly-focused form of the novella.The Eternal Husband may, in fact, constitute his most classically-shaped composition, with his most devilish plot: a man answers a late-night knock on the door to find himself in a tense and puzzling confrontation with the husband of a former lover—but it isn’t clear if the husband knows about the affair. What follows is one of the most beautiful and piercing considerations ever written about the dualities of love: a dazzling psychological duel between the two men over knowledge they may or may not share, bringing them both to a shattering conclusion.The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
Publish date: April 1st 2005
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, Russian Literature
, Short Stories
Another great classic from Dostoyevsky!!
opening: The summer came and, contrary to expectations, Velchaninov stayed in Petersburg.My translation is by Andrew R MacAndrew5* Crime & Punishment5* The Brothers Karamzov5* Notes from the Underground3* The Idiot4* The Gambler3* Demons4* The Double4* The Eternal Husband
This is the weakest thing of his I've read. The tone seems to shift constantly and the characters seem to change too. It almost reminds me of Tolstoy without the grand scale and with a lot more psychology. Also, I kept thinking it would end, and then it wouldn't. Though the ending may have been t...