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Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wills with Polina, the woman he unrequitedly loves.With an unforgettable cast of fellow gamblers and figures from European high society, this darkly comic novel of greed and self-destruction reveals Dostoevsky at his satirical and psychological best.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wills with Polina, the woman he unrequitedly loves.With an unforgettable cast of fellow gamblers and figures from European high society, this darkly comic novel of greed and self-destruction reveals Dostoevsky at his satirical and psychological best.
  • Produktdetails
  • Evergreens
  • Verlag: Alma Classics / Bloomsbury Trade
  • Originaltitel: Igrok
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 333235
  • Seitenzahl: 203
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. April 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 126mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 204g
  • ISBN-13: 9781847493828
  • ISBN-10: 1847493823
  • Artikelnr.: 40716957
Autorenporträt
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-81) was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. His most famous work includes Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He is considered to be one of Europe's major novelists.
Rezensionen
No novelist ever wrestled with materialism more fiercely and intelligently than Dostoevsky. Jonathan Franzen