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Fyodor Dostoyevsky (). Dostoyevsky’s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and. Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Meek One: A Fantastic Story: An Annotated Russian Reader [Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julia Titus, Kristen Robinson] on *FREE* shipping on .

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Oh, while she is still here, it is still all right; I go up and look at her every minute; but tomorrow they will take her away — and how shall I be left alone? Perhaps Dostoevsky is saying that after cutting himself off from people in this way for so many years, he was unable to achieve intimacy with another human being. Views Read Edit View history. This tale us haunts me in that the pawnbroker will never know or never admit that HE is the one that drove his young wife to suicided.

The Gentle Spirit

I love Russian literature. Open Preview See a Problem? Dosstoevsky short story is about dostoevsiy extremely proud and materialistic forty-one year old pawnbroker and a sixteen year-old girl. This is quite out of usual reading genre, but Dostoyevsky has some appeal, and I have a copy of Crime and Punishment lined up for the future, so I thought I would polish off this short story in the meantime. In Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a year old widow.

The man offered her a marriage proposal after considering her situation.

The Meek One

Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diver ‘I could see that she was still terribly afraid, but I didn’t soften anything; instead, seeing that she was afraid I deliberately intensified it. Dostoyevsky knows what it’s like to be on the other end, far away from morality and sanity.


Trivia About The Gentle Spirit. There are some critics that take it a wee bit far, and seem to speak of their own unfulfilled desires as I mentioned in another post that turned into a rant about literary criticism.

Dostoyevsky returned to St.

The male protagonist and his wife are complex characters with layered personalities. They traveled abroad and returned in The one where I fawned over the hero and his unselfish concern for the woman he loved?

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Trivia About The Gentle Spirit. E se tu ti fossi innamorata di un altro, va bene, sia pure, sia pure! Jul 09, Amira Bousdjira rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the morning, the narrator opens his eyes to see that his wife is standing over him with the revolver pointed at his temple.

Jul 09, Seemita rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I bookmarked it and I plan to get to onr soon.

He also believes that her love is not true unless it comes unmerited: He was educated at home and at a private school. Let your judges judge me, let them take me to court, to your public court, and I will say that Eostoevsky acknowledge nothing.

The family life became a strange duel of life and death for the couple, and the story ended with the suicide of the female. Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in to devote himself to writing.

George Saint rated it did not noe it Feb 02, The narrator asks questions, changes his mind, berates himself for going too fast or too slow or missing the point, and is always alternating between self-justification and self-flagellation. His wife is the “gentle spirit” of the book’s title, much younger than he is and perhaps a little naive in her expectations of him, but beyond that we discover little about her.


I guess I did it anyway Thanks for telling us about the problem. Why has dark inertia shattered that which was dearest of all? To ask other readers questions about The Gentle Spiritplease sign up. Lists with This Book. They traveled abroad and returned in The narrator is the owner of a pawnshop, and one of his repeated customers was a young girl of sixteen who always pawns items to earn money to advertise as a governess in the newspaper.

Dostoyevsky ‘s “The Meek One” is a book of the “Underground” poverty and humiliation. Comments make me happy! Shortly after the dea Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: Dostoevsky and Tolstoy in the stories might recognize that the female also has a will, a soul, and should make choices freely, but it is also suggested that they’d better freely choose to conform to the convention of feminine virtue.

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The Gentle Spirit is very short – longer than a short story, dostofvsky barely long enough to be called a novella. If you are the slightest inclined to depression or if you have done anything, however innocent, that you regret – dont read this book. Nov 21, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: