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A Gentle Spirit

Auhtor: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Language: english

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short story
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Gentle Spirit':

Gentle Spirit by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky 1821-1881 was a Russian novelist and writer of fiction whose works including Crime and Punishment 1866 and The Brothers Karamazov 1880 have had a profound and lasting effect on intellectual thought and world literature. His literary output explores human psychology in the troubled political social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. Considered by many as a founder or precursor of 20th century existentialism his Notes from Underground 1864 written in the embittered voice of the anonymous underground man was named by Walter Kaufmann as the best overture for existentialism ever written. His characters fall into a few distinct categories humble and self-effacing Christians self-destructive nihilists and rebellious intellectuals also his characters are driven by ideas rather than by ordinary biological or social imperatives. His other works include Poor Folk 1846 The Village of Stepanchikovo 1859 The Insulted and Humiliated 1861 The House of the Dead 1862 The Gambler 1867 The Idiot 1869 The Possessed 1872 The Raw Youth 1875 and A Writer s Diary 1873 .

Excerpts from the Book 'A Gentle Spirit':


... the things she brought: poor little silver gilt earrings, a trashy little locket, things not worth sixpence. She knew herself that they were worth next ...
... to young children, preferably in the family of a middle-aged widower. Might be a comfort in the home.. Look here how this lady has advertised this ...
... years: yet she had managed to pass an examination somewhere - she managed to pass it, she wrung the time for it, weighed down as a she was by the pitiless ...
... and told her to go and whisper to her that I was at the gate and wanted to say something to her without delay. I felt pleased with myself. And ...
... grocer. I thought. Oh, I did not understand then. I did not understand anything, anything, then. I did not understand till today. I remember Lukerya ...
... I was forced to act like that then: it was a much as to say, See into me for yourself and appreciate me. For you must see that if I had begun explaining ...
... used to dream that cleanliness in a husband attracts a wife. It was not our poverty she was scornful of, but my supposed miserliness in the housekeeping: ...
... secure and open that pawnbroker's shop: You have rejected me, you - people, I mean - you have cast me out with contemptuous silence. My passionate ...
... no thought of anything in my head, I simply thought that he was insolent. Now the aunt suddenly informed me that she had already appointed to see him ...
... her, for what had I married her. Oh, of course, I was quite convinced of her hate for me, but at the same time I was quite convinced of her sinlessness. ...
... people who are sound asleep suddenly open their eyes, even raise their heads for a second and look about the room, then, a moment later, they lay their ...
... without a word and took a glass of tea from her. Five minutes later I looked at her. She was fearfully pale, even paler than the day before, and she ...
... our regiment, and then they began saying at once that I was the only officer of our regiment in the refreshment bar at the time, and that when A- ...
... mind and provided a great number of pictures and materials for my dreams. That is what is wrong, that I am a dreamer: I had enough material for my dreams, ...
... (these doctors are sometimes superciliously careless), he only said to me in the other room, that it was just the result of her illness, and ...
... being stupid. She started again and drew back in great alarm, looking at my face, but suddenly there was an expression of stern surprise in her eyes. ...
... Boulogne.. I waited frantically for the morning. . Chapter Iii. : I Understand Too Well.Chapter III. : I Understand Too Well. But you ...
... that when I had gone out of the house and only about twenty minutes before I came back - she suddenly went into our room to her mistress to ask her ...
... her head again. And it would have ended by her understanding it all. But now again empty rooms, and me alone. Here the pendulum is ticking it does ...
... arm, smiling. The idea darted into her brain, she turned giddy and - and could not resist it. Say what you will, it was clearly misunderstanding. ...