The Adolescent by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na•ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky’s translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy.

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About Fyodor Dostoevsky

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David Magarshack's translations include works by Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Chekhov, Gorky, and Pushkin. He has also written biographies of Dostoevsky and Gogol.
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 625 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Against the same ""metaphysical and social landscape"" as the four other major novels, it is the story of ""a nineteen-year-old searching for identity amidst the disorder of Russian society of the 1870's"" and there is a long introduction by Professor MacAndrew, of the University of Virginia, and...

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