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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
  • Alma Classics Evergreens
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade; Alma
  • Originaltitel: Igrok
  • Seitenzahl: 203
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. Oktober 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 126mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 255g
  • ISBN-13: 9781847493828
  • ISBN-10: 1847493823
  • Artikelnr.: 40716957
Autorenporträt
Fjodor M. Dostojewski wurde am 11. November 1821 in Moskau geboren und starb am 9. Februar 1881 in St. Petersburg. 1849 wurde er wegen angeblich staatsfeindlicher Aktivität im Petraschewski-Kreis zum Tode verurteilt, dann zu vier Jahren Zwangsarbeit in Sibirien begnadigt. 1859 kehrte er nach St. Petersburg zurück.