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Summary of the Book 'A Raw Youth A Dramatization Of The Dostoevski Novel':
Franois-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 ? 30 May 1778) better known by the pen name Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties including freedom of religion and free trade. Voltaire was a prolific writer and produced works in almost every literary form including plays poetry novels essays historical and scientific works more than 20000 letters and more than 2000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform despite strict censorship laws and harsh penalties for those who broke them. As a satirical polemicist he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance religious dogma and the French institutions of his day. Voltaire was one of several Enlightenment figures whose works and ideas influenced important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Raw Youth A Dramatization Of The Dostoevski Novel':
... thought I was borrowing money from Sokolsky knowing all about it? Versilov Again, it's a question of conscience. I dreaded asking you. ... ... you want to revenge yourself on Buring. So much the better, for she loves you, too. So, you must marry her. And, you can give me, and the Committee, ... ... of that woman. You must not blame me for seeing help from my own flesh and blood. Dolgoruky Look, I don't want to get involved in this. ... ... I cannot. Anna (whispering) Is that your answer? But what of him? Dolgoruky He'll go out of his mind if I show it to him. Besides, ... ... Most likely he's gone looking for me. Tatyana Go and see! Go and see! Sonia Will you come to my husband's funeral tomorrow? ... ... Versilov Have you seduced my son? Katerina Could you want to marry me, thinking I had done that? Versilov Since we are ... ... You're really very kind. Anna I also hoped to see your daughter, Katerina. She arrived from Moscow this morning. I thought she would ... ... You're a specialist in the woman question, then? Dolgoruky Don't excite yourself. I've never had relations with a woman. Voice ... ... have thought me a scoundrel. Vassin A scoundrel! Dolgoruky Certainly. Don't you despise me for boasting of my illegitimacy? ... ... The contrast with Dolgoruky is striking.) Versilov Good evening still disputing? And is Monsieur Dolgoruky one of the party? He ... ... have kissed you. I really wanted to, but Tatyana had me in an iron grip. So I told you I liked to read poetry-but what I liked best was Krylov's ... ... All your women are against me. Versilov You were a little rude. But even that was to be expected. But that was not all, was it? ... ... the right thing. Dolgoruky He took the money? Versilov I should think so. Then he went off on a pilgrimage. Dolgoruky Has ... ... the last thoughts! Vassin The last thoughts are sometimes extremely insignificant and trivial. Dolgoruky And that he was chilly, ... ... Dolgoruky What a strange letter. Vassin Why strange? Dolgoruky How can anyone be funny at such a time? Vassin Gallows ... ... slight pause, then Versilov returns.) Dolgoruky You've renounced the inheritance. How are you going to live? Versilov Somehow, my boy. ... ... suit me for it to appear again the next day. Sonia But how is one to invent things? There's no inventing a new dish of any sort. ... ... able to persuade him that it was an-an impossible idea. However, I was prepared to take steps to stop it if I had to. He simply would never forgive ... ... me in some way-but you would certainly have killed or at least beaten anyone who said anything against me. Dolgoruky No, no. I didn't ... ... name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion ...