The Possessed (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Fyodor Dostoevsky (Author), Elizabeth Dalton (Introduction), Elizabeth Dalton (Introduction and notes), Constance Garnett (Translator)


Format Paperback


The Possessed (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Elizabeth Dalton, Elizabeth Dalton, Constance Garnett



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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RFamous for accurately predicting twentieth-century totalitarianism, &&LB&&RDostoevsky&&L/B&&R’s &&LI&&RThe Possessed&&L/I&&R is an emphatic howl of protest against the fervor of revolution and terrorism that gripped Russia toward the end of the nineteenth century.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RBased on a true event, in which a young revolutionary was murdered by his comrades,&&LI&&R The Possessed&&L/I&&R provoked a storm of controversy for its harsh depiction of a ruthless band of Russian intellectuals, atheists, socialists, anarchists, and other radicals who attempt to incite the population of a small provincial town to revolt against the government. In contrast to Dostoevsky’s savage portrait of these radicals and the violent ideas that have possessed them like demons, the author expresses great sympathy for workers and other ordinary people ill-served by those who presume to speak in their name.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&ROften regarded as the greatest political novel ever written, &&LI&&RThe Possessed&&L/I&&R showcases Dostoevsky’s genius for characterization, his amazing insight into the human heart, and his shattering criticism of the desire to sway and control the thought and behavior of others.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RElizabeth Dalton&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Barnard College. She is the author of &&LI&&RUnconscious Structure in The Idiot&&L/I&&R, a psychoanalytic study of Dostoevsky’s novel. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 1/15/2004

ISBN: 9781593082505

Price: $12.95 / $14.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 768 pages

Trim: 5.188 x 8 x 1.54 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Literature & Fiction / Barnes & Noble Classics

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics