Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 176 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in
Published: May 1, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1848378882
ISBN - 13: 9781848378889
About the Book
This is the one that Dostoevsky had to dictate in record time to avoid a return to prison for debt. Worth a look.
From the Publisher
Alexei Ivanovich is tutor to a Russian family in a German spa town.
They are bankrupt and eagerly awaiting the death of their wealthy
matriarch, 'Grandmother'. Alexei falls in love twice: first, with
the beautiful but impossible Polina, who goads him into placing
bets for her at the local casion; and second, with the game of
roulette itself. His addiction turns out to be shared by
Grandmother who suddenly appears, very much alive, and willing to
gamble down to her last banknote.
Under pressure from his publisher, Dostoyevsky - a gambling addict
himself - wrote The Gambler (1867) in less than one month.
13 cm x 20 cm 176 page paperback.