Poor Folk by Fyodor DostoyevskyPoor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Poor Folk

byFyodor Dostoyevsky

Paperback | April 19, 2007

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This novel brought its 24-year-old author critical and public acclaim nearly overnight. Written in the form of letters, it recounts a blossoming romance amid St. Petersburg's slums between a middle-aged writer and a much younger seamstress. Compact and easy to read, it represents an excellent introduction to Dostoyevsky's work.
One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draf...
Title:Poor FolkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:April 19, 2007Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486456617

ISBN - 13:9780486456614

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Result of Communism “Poor Folk” by Fydor Dostoyevsky captures the culture of the Russian poor, who are no doubt disadvantaged because of communism. It brings to light their concerns and reveals their cycle of poverty. Their impoverishment is impossible to escape regardless of all their work and alcohol eases the pain. Although alcohol makes matters worse, it seems the only way out, even if temporary. Money is central to win love and sustain a relationship. The book is written in the form of letters between a man and a woman who love one another. Great characterization, you empathize with the characters and want to step into the book and help them out of their troubles. This book gives an understanding of people experiencing poverty and how it affects them spiritually, physically, and emotionally; poverty impacts every facet of life. A great read.
Date published: 2008-09-11