By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky proceed their acclaimed sequence of Dostoevsky translations with this novel, sometimes called The Possessed. encouraged through the genuine tale of a political homicide that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a “novel-pamphlet” during which he might say every little thing in regards to the plague of materialist ideology that he observed infecting his place of birth. What emerged was once a prophetic and ferociously humorous masterpiece of ideology and homicide in pre-revolutionary Russia–a novel that's rivaled basically by means of The Brothers Karamazov as Dostoevsky’s maximum.
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I do not know the reasons, my dear Varvara Petrovna, but it seems you will have to ask your Darya Pavlovna what the reasons were. I think Liza was offended. " xxiii "AII men of genius and progress in Russia were, are and always will be [card players] and [drunkards] who drink in zapoï [bouts]" xxiv "But, just between us" DEMONS Part One These venomous words were spoken with extraordinary vexation. It was obvious that the "flaccid woman" had prepared them in advance and had relished their effect beforehand.
2: Prince Harry - Matchmaking, IV He was perfectly delighted, the more so as he had spent the whole time of separation from his friend being extremely dejected. She had not even said a proper good-bye to him as she was leaving, and did not mention any of her plans to "that old woman," fearing, perhaps, that he might blurt something out. She was angry with him then for the loss of a considerable sum at cards, which had suddenly been discovered. But while still in Switzerland she had felt in her heart that her abandoned friend should be rewarded on her return, the more so as she had long been treating him severely.
Gaganov. One might think it was merely a childish prank, a most unpardonable one, of course; yet it was recounted later that at the very moment of the operation he was almost in a reverie, "just as if he had lost his mind"; but this was recalled and grasped long afterwards. " There was a terrible uproar; he was surrounded. Nikolai Vsevolodovich kept turning and looking around, not answering anyone, gazing with curiosity at the exclaiming faces. At last he seemed suddenly to lapse into reverie again—so they said, at least— DEMONS Part One frowned, stepped firmly up to the insulted Pavel Pavlovich, and with obvious vexation muttered rapidly: "Forgive me, of course ...