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The Gambler

The Gambler

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Series: Alma Classics Evergreens
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Description

Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wills with Polina, the woman he unrequitedly loves. With an unforgettable cast of fellow gamblers and figures from European high society, this darkly comic novel of greed and self-destruction reveals Dostoevsky at his satirical and psychological best.

Author description

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781847493828
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : October 2014
  • : 193mm X 127mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • : Paperback
  • : 891.733
  • : 224