By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky proceed their acclaimed sequence of Dostoevsky translations with this novel, sometimes called The Possessed. encouraged by way of the real tale of a political homicide that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a “novel-pamphlet” during which he may say every thing in regards to the plague of materialist ideology that he observed infecting his place of origin. What emerged was once a prophetic and ferociously humorous masterpiece of ideology and homicide in pre-revolutionary Russia–a novel that's rivaled in simple terms by way of The Brothers Karamazov as Dostoevsky’s maximum.
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And that is how everyone understood it. First of all, Mr. " It was added with malicious innocence that "some law may perhaps be found even for Mr. " This phrase was prepared for the governor precisely in order to sting him on account of Varvara Petrovna. They delighted in smearing it around. As if by design, the governor happened to be out of town then; he had gone somewhere nearby to baptize the baby of a certain interesting and recent widow who had been left in a certain condition by her husband; but it was known that he would soon return.
I suppose he was hated for his pride. Even our ladies, who had begun with adoration, now cried against him still more loudly than the men. Varvara Petrovna was terribly struck. She confessed later to Stepan Trofimovich that she had long been foreseeing it all, during that entire half year, every day, and even precisely "of that very sort"—a remarkable confession on the part of one's own mother. " she thought with a shudder. The next morning after the fatal evening in the club, she set out cautiously but resolutely to have a talk with her son, and yet the poor woman was all atremble despite her resolution.
She suddenly told me that my suspicions were all a fantasy, and I told her to her face that she was a fool. I'm ready to repeat it at the Last Judgment. And if it weren't for Nicolas, who asked me to let it be for a while, I would never have gone away without exposing that false woman. She paid court to Count K. through Nicolas, she tried to come between a mother and her son. But Liza is on our side, and I came to an understanding with Praskovya. " "Who? " "Why, yes. " "The writer, yes—why are you surprised?