The House of the Dead
One of the rare Dostoevsky novels to organize itself around a central theme rather than a central story or character, The House of the Dead explores life and death in the confines of a nineteenth century Siberian prison. Largely based on Dostoevsky s own experiences while in exile, the novel... show more
One of the rare Dostoevsky novels to organize itself around a central theme rather than a central story or character, The House of the Dead explores life and death in the confines of a nineteenth century Siberian prison. Largely based on Dostoevsky s own experiences while in exile, the novel examines prison life and the brutality of the captive population, as well as that of the prison guards and administrators. Inspiring Dostoevsky to feature murder and many of other sinister elements in his later works, The House of the Dead is an essential read for historians and Dostoevsky scholars alike.
Publish date: February 4th 1971
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages no: 320
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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