Beautifully packagedTranslated by acclaimed translator Hugh AplinFollows on the success of other titles by Dostoevsky in the Alma Classics series, such as The Idiot and The AdolescentIncludes pictures and an extensive section on Dostoevsky's life and worksFyodor 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 Brothers Karamazov.During a stifling St Petersburg summer, the rich landowner Velchaninov is haunted by the figure of a man he keeps glimpsing in the street. When he receives a surprise visit from him late at night, he realizes he is an old friend, Trusotsky, whose late wife, Natalya, was his secret lover. As the two men renew their acquaintance, Velchaninov becomes aware that Trusotsky's child is, in fact, his own daughter. From then on, the destinies of the two old friends become intertwined as they engage - at turns repelled and attracted by each other - in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that will lead to a final dramatic confrontation. Compelling, gripping, darkly humorous, The Eternal Husband - composed by the author at the peak of his writing powers, between The Idiot and Devils, and described by Dostoevsky's biographer Joseph Frank as "a small masterpiece" - shows Dostoevsky at his best as a ruthless dissector of the quirks and foibles of the human character.Dostoevsky at his best - as a ruthless dissector of the quirks and foibles of the human characterNo novelist ever wrestled with materialism more fiercely and intelligently than Dostoevsky.
|Title:||TheEternal Husband: New Translation|
|Author:||Fyodor DostoevskyHugh Aplin|
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-81) was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. His most famous work includes Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He is considered to be one of Europe's major novelists.