Other books byFyodor Dostoevsky
Two Crocodiles highlights two literary masters from opposite ends of the world — Russia’s Fyodor Dostoevsky and Uruguay’s Felisberto HernÃ¡ndez. Dostoevsky’s crocodile, cruelly displayed in a traveling sideshow, gobbles whole a pretentious high-ranking civil servant. But the functionary survives unscathed and seizes his new unique platform to expound to the fascinated public. Dostoevsky’s Crocodile is a matchless, hilarious satire. HernÃ¡ndez’s Crocodile, on the other hand, while also terribly funny, is a heartbreaker. A pianist struggling to make ends meet as a salesman finds success when he begins to weep before clients and audience alike, but then he can’t stop the crocodile tears.
The Brothers Karamazov
The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.
Crime and Punishment
Supreme masterpiece recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own thoughts after he brutally murders an old woman. Overwhelmed afterwards by guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering.
11 timeless classics which have stood the test of time, and their enduring themes have proved popular through the ages. Each with its own concise introduction to guide the reader's thoughts and launch them into the text, these are accessible editions for the academic and general reader alike.