The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ISBN: 9780140444568. In January, 1850, Dostoyevsky was sent to a remote Siberian prison camp for his part in a political conspiracy. In this fictionalized account, he recounts his soul-destroying incarceration – the daily battle for survival, the wooden plank beds, the cabbage soup swimming with cockroaches, his strange ‘family’ of boastful, ugly, cruel convicts.

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The four years he spent there, startlingly re-created in The House of the Dead, were the most agonizing of his life. In this fictionalized account he recounts his soul-destroying incarceration through the cool, detached tones of his narrator, Aleksandr Petrovich Goryanchikov- the daily battle for survival, the wooden plank beds, the cabbage soup swimming with cockroaches, his strange ‘family’ of boastful, ugly, cruel convicts. Yet The House of the Dead is far more than a work of documentary realism- it is also a powerful novel of redemption, describing one man’s spiritual and moral death and the miracle of his gradual reawakening.

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Weight 282 g
Dimensions 199 × 130 × 18 mm
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