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The Double
By (author): Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by: Hugh Aplin
9781847496034 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Satire Aug 25, 2016
$11.00 CAD
Active 5.05 x 7.81 x 0.92 in | 200 gr 256 pages Alma Alma Classics

Constantly rebuffed from the social circles he aspires to frequent, the timid clerk Golyadkin is confronted by the sudden appearance of his double, a more brazen, confident and socially successful version of himself, who abuses and victimizes the original. As he is increasingly persecuted, Golyadkin finds his social, romantic and professional life unravelling, in a spiral that leads to a catastrophic denouement.

The Double, Dostoevsky's second published work of fiction, which foreshadows in its themes many of his mature novels, is the surreal and hallucinatory tale of an unfortunate anti-hero, at once chilling in its depiction of the dark sides of human nature and exuberantly comical.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all times. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.

“The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx.” - Albert Camus

“The most impressive thing about The Double is how pertinent it feels today . . . like all the best fiction, The Double reinvents and rewrites itself for the current age” - Jeremy Dyson

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