Demons

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Subject: Fiction; Unread

Publisher: Vintage Books (1994-09-01)

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SUMMARY: (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky continue their acclaimed series of Dostoevsky translations with this novel, also known as "The Possessed," Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of "Demons" as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia-a novel that is rivaled only by "The Brothers Karamazov" as Dostoevsky's greatest.

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