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Memoirs from the House of the Dead

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Memoirs from the House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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2014 Reprint of Original 1956 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Translated by Jessie Coulson. "The House of the Dead" is a semi-autobiographical novel first published in 1861 that portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. The novel has also been published under the titles "Memoirs from the House of The Dead" and "Notes from the Dead House." The book is a loosely-knit collection of facts, events and philosophical discussion organized by "theme" rather than as a continuous story. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts. In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Serbia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation, in relentless detail. The intricate procedure whereby the men strip for the bath without removing their ten-pound leg-fetters is an extraordinary tour de force, compared by Turgenev to passages from Dante's Inferno. Terror and resignation - the rampages of a psychopath, the brief serene interlude of Christmas Day - are evoked by Dostoevsky, writing several years after his release, with a strikingly uncharacteristic detachment.
Release date Australia
December 23rd, 2014
Contributor
Translated by Jessie Coulson
Pages
308
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Martino Fine Books
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9781614277538
Product ID
23705026

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