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A Gentle Spirit A Fantastic Story

Auhtor: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Language: english

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Review by Timothy B. Riley, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
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Summary of the Book 'A Gentle Spirit A Fantastic Story':

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 A Fantastic Story':


... precious and of value to one, for some reason amuses the herd of one's companions. Oh, I was never liked, not even at school! I was always ...
... a dreamer: I had enough material for my dreams, and about her, I thought she could wait. So the whole winter passed in a sort of expectation. ...
... I was still her husband, that I was looking after her still as though I were a real husband. But at the time I did not understand and put down ...
... in great haste, I don't know whether I went in timidly. I only remember that the whole floor seemed to be rocking and I felt as though I were floating ...
... if she had only waited a little - and I would have dissipated the darkness! - It was not as though she had not recovered her calmness. The very next ...
... I thought you would leave me like that, those were the word she uttered then on Tuesday! Oh! the thought of a child of ten! And you know she believed ...
... about it, she has been here all the winter, she will tell me everything!), she says that when I had gone out of the house and only about twenty minutes before ...
... still have been like that, everything should have remained like that. You should only have talked to me as a friend - we could have rejoiced ...
... clients: few words, politeness and severity. Severity, severity! But once she ventured to bring her last rag, that is, literally the remains ...
... together and look at them as a whole and - I cannot . . . It's these little things, these little things. . . . It was an ikon of the Madonna. A ...
... Stay . . . what's that idea? Where does it come from? I've heard it somewhere . . . Don't rack your brains. In those words Mephistopheles ...
... on that with respect. She had been living in slavery at her aunts' for those three years: yet she had managed to pass an examination somewhere ...
... to her than I was, and that I, standing at the gate, had appeared as a deliverer. I understood that, of course. Oh, what is base a man understands ...
... she must have something, and I made up the trousseau, for who would have given her anything? But there, enough of me. I did, however, succeed in ...
... a woman, above all at sixteen, must be in complete subordination to a man. Women have no originality. That - that is an axiom even now, even now, for ...
... without malice against you, with an ideal in my soul, with a beloved woman at my heart, and a family, if God sends one, and - helping the inhabitants ...
... that it had been the opposite of her own she had suddenly shown herself a mutinous, aggressive creature I cannot say shameless, but regardless of decorum ...
... in my pocket - that is the truth. And could I have imagined her different? For what did I love her, for what did I prize her, for what had I ...
... impossible to be without means of self-defence in case of emergency, and I kept a loaded revolver. In early days, when first she was living in my ...
... Garnett. When Elena Smith s penniless grandfather died in St. petersburg writer Ivan Petrovich took the frail waif into his own turbulent household. ...