"Netochka Nezvanova - A Nameless Nobody" - tells the story of a childhood dominated by her stepfather, Efimov, a failed musician who believes he is a neglected genius. The young girl is strangely drawn to this drunken ruin of a man, who exploits her and drives the family to poverty. But when she is rescued by an aristocratic family, the abuse against Netochka's delicate psyche continues in a more subtle way, condemning her to remain an outsider - a solitary spectator of a glittering society. Conceived as part of a novel on a grand scale, "Netochka Nezvanova" remained incomplete after Dostoyevsky was exiled to Siberia for 'revolutionary activities' in 1849. With its depiction of the suffering, loneliness, madness and sin that affect both rich and poor in St Petersburg, it contains the great themes that were to dominate his later novels.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.About the Author:
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Russian novelist, journalist, short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel. Among his most famous works, Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868-69), and The Possessed (1872). An epileptic all his life, Dostoevsky died in St. Petersburg on February 9 (New Style), 1881.
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Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1970. Book Condition: Good. First Thus. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP12712561
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1970. hardcover. 1st Edition. Englewood Cliffs. 1970. Prentice Hall. 1st American Edition of This Translation. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Small Tears. Newly Translated from the Russian by Ann Dunnigan. 201 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Melinda Gordon. 0136108083. keywords: Literature Translated Russia. inventory # 16127. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Previously unavailable in English, NETOCHKA NEZVANAVA is an explosive first person narrative of vice and virtue in nineteenth-century Moscow, as seen through the eyes of a young and passionate woman. Indeed, Netochka seems to find a crisis in every household she enters. As a snail child she lives in abject poverty with her mother and stepfather, an undisciplined musical genius who becomes a hopeless dreamer. But Netochka adores the man who is responsible for her misery and believes his drunken vow that when her mother dies he will again take up his violin and create a life of splendor for her. Even though he abandons her, Netochka does awake to a new life: adopted by a generous nobleman but tormented by his daughter, the little Princess Katya. The girls’ unhappy relationship eventually turns into the most ardent of girlhood crushes – a puppy love that is so intense that the girls are separated for the Princess’ good. Netochka is moved to the house of Katya’s elder married sister, where she immediately senses a hidden evil. Her curiosity does not cease until she has finally uncovered the secret cause of her host’s cold and patronizing manner and his young wife’s timorous eagerness to please. It is the last, violent discovery that forces Netochka out into the world again to make a new life for herself. This often romantic, cleverly plotted and extraordinarily rich tale leads the reader through some of Dostoyevsky's most strongly felt conflicts: artistic vanity, sadistic jealousy, infidelity, alcoholism, and nascent sexuality. Long available to Russian readers only, NETOCHKA NEZVANOVA, one of Dostoyevsky's most provocative novels, is now presented in a fresh, faithful translation by Ann Dunnigan. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Small Tears. Bookseller Inventory # 16127
Book Description Prentice-Hall Inc, New Jersey, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 201 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair reading copy has slight scratches on dustjacket. LITERATURE. Previously unavailable in English Netochka Nezuanova is an explosive first-person narrative of vice and virtue in nineteenth-century Moscow, as seen through the eyes of a young and passionate woman. (Key Words: Literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Narrative, Moscow, Vice, Romance, Russica, Europe, Russian Literature). book. Bookseller Inventory # 20784X1