The House of the Dead
Accused of political subversion as a young man, Dostoyevsky was sentenced to 4 years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp. Years later, he developed this semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to penal servitude for murdering his wife. This haunting and remarkable work ranks amoung... show more
Accused of political subversion as a young man, Dostoyevsky was sentenced to 4 years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp. Years later, he developed this semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to penal servitude for murdering his wife. This haunting and remarkable work ranks amoung Dostoyevsky's greatest masterpieces.
Publish date: April 22nd 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 247
Edition language: English
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, Russian Literature
At last… When I started this book it seemed catchy. It was interesting how Dostoyevsky described life in jail. He didn’t give so much importance to the crimes committed. Rather, he was writing about life in jail and how prisoners arrived there. So far so good. The problem is that this book goes nowh...
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This is one of those very rare books where I read the first two sentences and know instantly that I was going to love it. The House of the Dead is one of the post-imprisonment books that Dostoevsky wrote, and in short, it is the story of a man sentenced to ten years imprisonment for the murder of hi...
This is a semi-autobiographical account of Dostoyevsky's time in prison. It lacks a sense of time or a plot. The first part of the book has a sort of temporal structure, but Dostoyevsky leaps out of it so frequently, that it is completely undermined. The narrator is strangely distant, he speaks m...
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