Fyodor Dostoyevsky (). Dostoyevsky’s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and. Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Meek One: A Fantastic Story: An Annotated Russian Reader [Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julia Titus, Kristen Robinson] on *FREE* shipping on .

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Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Anna suggests this to enhance the story: Are they really meek? Alja alyaofwinterfell rated it did not like it Dec 19, I bookmarked it and I plan to get to it soon. A waste of time. There’s the pendulum ticking, it doesn’t care, it doesn’t feel sorry for anyone. Shortly after the dea Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: At the point in the story where she contemplates killing him, their marriage is doomed beyong repair. In this short book, though, the style worked very well, and although I didn’t really understand either character very well, they felt real to me.

The pawnbroker did not understand her – still doesn’t, really. Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College. He uses the marriage as a chance to be loved, idolized and respected by someone, which would ultimately erase a humiliating and cowardly past of his life. This couple did not communicate, and dare I say it….


“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky

Its probably a masterpiece since its Fjodor. That – that is an axiom These characters are not that easy to understand. Comments make me happy! The story, then, is narrated by the pawnbroker as he tries to make sense of all that happened. Could a meei Teen read this? It was’t my favorite Dostoyevsky story, but it did keep me reading. Crap from first to last page.

“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky | Books Without Any Pictures

This all-or-nothing kind of man wanted her to find out who he was, all by herself. Of course, I may be biased, as Dostoevsky is one of my heroes.

Jul ome, Amira Bousdjira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 20, R. One day, the girl sings in front of him.

Jul 09, Seemita rated it really liked it Shelves: This is also typical in Dostoevsky novels—people tend to get tuberculosis and die. The pawnbroker finds out that the girl is an orphan, and that her abusive aunts teh determined to marry her off to an obese shopkeeper meek wanted a mother for his kids.

The boring narration that made the 56page short story seem like an endless torture or the rather shallow character development. He was arrested in and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia. Trivia About The Gentle Spirit.


A Gentle Creature

She does not shoot, and the narrator buys her a separate bed that day. Through the hero, we see some of the darkest human characteristics. The narrator finds himself making an offer, which the girl accepts as being the lesser of two evils. Thanks for your thoughts and your blog.

The piece comes with the subtitle of “A Fantastic Story”, and it chronicles the dostoecsky between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop. The narrator’s marriage started out cordially enough, but his miserly and reserved ways are taxing to his young wife. Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At this point, my knowledge of Dostoevsky is still fairly limited: The story dlstoevsky narrated by the pawnbroker husband.

The male protagonist and his wife are complex characters with layered personalities. Shortly after the dea Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: