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Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Early Life
Adult Life
Other Literary Works
Born in Moscow
Nanny - Alina Frolovna
Mother’s and father’s deaths
School respected outsider
Engineering academy
Money from translations and novels
Joined the Petrashevsky Circle
An illegal group that discussed politics
Sentenced to death by firing squad in 1849
Sentence commuted to hard labor in Siberia
Only allowed to read the New Testament
Released in 1854 but forced to serve in the military
Married a 29-year old widow, Maria Isaev, in 1857
She died in 1864, he became an obsessive gambler and was crippled by debt
Re-married in 1867 to Anna Snitkin and fled to Europe with her
They returned to Russia in 1871
He died of "complications due to epilepsy" in 1881
Some of the more popular works include:
Crime and Punishment

(novel in four parts),
White Nights
The Brothers Karamazov

(novel in four parts with an epilogue).
Charlotte, Margaret, Fedor, and Erin

Poor Folk (also called Poor People)

The Double

Mr. Prokharchin
Novel in Nine Letters

The Landlady (also called The Stranger-Woman)

The Jealous Husband (also called Under the Bed and Another Man's Wife)

A Faint Heart (also called A Weak Heart)
Out of the Service
The Honest Thief
The Christmas Tree and a Wedding (also called The Fir Tree and a Wedding)

White Nights (also called Bright Nights)

Netochka Nezvanovna

The Little Hero

The Uncle's Dream

The Village of Stepanchikovo (also called The Friend of the Family)

The Insulted and the Injured (also called The Insulted and Humiliated, The Humiliated and Wronged)
The Full List of Literary Works
House of the Dead (also called Notes From the House of the Dead)

A Nasty Anecdote (also called An Unpleasant Predicament, A Silly Story, A Nasty Tale)

Notes From Underground (also called Notes From the Underground, Letters From The Underworld)

The Crocodile (also called An Unusual Happening)
Crime and Punishment

The Gambler

The Idiot

The Eternal Husband

Demons (also called Devils, The Possessed)

The Adolescent (also called A Raw Youth)

The Heavenly Christmas Tree (also called The Heavenly Fir Tree)

A Gentle Spirit (also called A Gentle Creature, The Meek One)

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Brothers Karamazov
Works Cited

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“In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman,
and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and scandal

escalate to murder
The Brothers Karamazov
“…chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all
the story of a murder
told with hair-

as Dostoevsky’s “positively beautiful man” clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his innocence and moral idealism.” (The Idiot (Everyman's Library))
raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature.”(The Brothers Karamazov (Everyman's Library))
•Dostoevsky was raised in a middle class family with
very strong religious as well as educational values.
•Mikhail Dostoyevsky (father) and Maria Nechayeva (mother) married in 1819. He was the second out of seven children.
•Lived in an apartment near an insane asylum, orphanage, and cemetery
His living style/setting when growing up may have brought some of these aspects into his novels.
•His mother mother taught him to read and write using the Bible at age 4, and was later sent to a private school.
•Parents introduced Russian and world literature at a very young age
•Father was a devout Christian, military doctor and later a senior physician in the Moscow hospital. Fyodor described him of being a harsh, cruel man towards his family.
His father’s attitude toward his family causes Fyodor to become more interested in literature in order to escape his father’s vindictive ways
•His mother was a gentle, mild woman
•Mother died in 1837 of tuberculosis.
This caused him to become more involved in
his interest of literature
•Father died of apoplectic shock in 1839,
but it was also rumored that he was murdered
Fyodor has had a lot of exposure to death. This could have helped him bring out the internal/external effects of the murders committed by Raskolnikov.
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