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Poor Folk And Other Stories



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Author: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
ISBN: 9780140445053
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 1989
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 198mm x 130mm x 17mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Poor Folk, the author’s first great literary triumph, is the story of a tragic relationship between an impoverished copy clerk and a young seamstress, told through their passionate letters to each other. In The Landlady Dostoyevsky portrays a dreamer hero who is captivated by a curious couple and becomes their lodger. Mr Prokharchin, inspired by a true story, is a sly comedy centring on an eccentric miser, and Polzunkov is a powerful character sketch which, in common with the other tales in this volume, questions the very nature of existence.