The Gambler

by Dostoevsky Fyodor, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

May 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2014

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848378882

ISBN - 13: 9781848378889

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Gambler

The Gambler

by Dostoevsky Fyodor, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2014

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848378882

ISBN - 13: 9781848378889

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This is the one that Dostoevsky had to dictate in record time to avoid a return to prison for debt. Worth a look.

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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.
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