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Notes From A Dead House

Notes From A Dead House

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Baker & Taylor
A man condemned to penal servitude in Siberia relates the effects of imprisonment on himself and his fellow prisoners.

Blackstone Pub
From renowned translators Richard Pevear and LindsayVolokhonsky comes a new translation certain to become the definitive version ofthe first great prison memoir, a fictionalized account of Fyodor Dostoevsky'slife-changing penal servitude in Siberia.Sentenced to death for advocating socialism in 1849,Dostoevsky served a commuted sentence of four years of hard labor. The accounthe wrote afterward (sometimes translated as TheHouse of the Dead) is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments,shocking conditions, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom andhope but also of the feuds and betrayals, the moments of comedy, and the actsof kindness he observed.As a nobleman and a political prisoner, Dostoevskywas despised by most of his fellow convicts, and his first-person narrator anobleman who has killed his wife experiences a similar struggle to adapt. Healso undergoes a transformation over the course of his ordeal, as he discoversthat even among the most debased criminals there are strong and beautifulsouls. Notes from a Dead House revealsthe prison as a tragedy both for the inmates and for Russia. It endures as amonumental meditation on freedom.

Findaway World Llc

From renowned translators Richard Pevear and Lindsay Volokhonsky comes a new translation—certain to become the definitive version—of the first great prison memoir, a fictionalized account of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life-changing penal servitude in Siberia.

Sentenced to death for advocating socialism in 1849, Dostoevsky served a commuted sentence of four years of hard labor. The account he wrote afterward (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead) is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments, shocking conditions, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom and hope but also of the feuds and betrayals, the moments of comedy, and the acts of kindness he observed.

As a nobleman and a political prisoner, Dostoevsky was despised by most of his fellow convicts, and his first-person narrator—a nobleman who has killed his wife—experiences a similar struggle to adapt. He also undergoes a transformation over the course of his ordeal, as he discovers that even among the most debased criminals there are strong and beautiful souls. Notes from a Dead House reveals the prison as a tragedy both for the inmates and for Russia. It endures as a monumental meditation on freedom.

A Blackstone Audio production.



Publisher: Pantheon Books : New York, 2014.
ISBN: 9781483083957
Call Number: EAUDIOBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Bib Control Number: 98495

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