Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers. This Penguin Classics edition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Demons is translated by Robert A. Maguire and edited by Ronald Meyer, with an introduction by Robert. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Stavrogin continues on foot to a distant part of town where deomns intends to call at the new residence of the Lebyadkins. All are slaves and equal in their slavery.

It is important to emphasize the philosophical and socio-political content of the dialogues The Demons is a thought-provoking book that captures the attention of the reader by the richness of detail, the engaging and differentiated narration. Praskovya arrives, accompanied by her nephew Mavriky Nikolaevich, demanding to know why her daughter has been dragged in to Varvara Petrovna’s “scandal”. Demons – NO spoilers 23 98 Aug 15, Shocked by some of the antics in the quadrille and the degenerating atmosphere in the hall, Andrey Antonovich lapses back into his authoritarian persona and a frightened Julia Mikhaylovna is forced to apologise for him.

Mar 16, brian rated it liked it. I am very much looking forward to now reading how Camus uses his own ideas to play with these dramatic features in ‘The Possessed’. All of them perish at the end of the novel, which Dostoevsky portrays as a sign of “immeasurable and infinite” divinity. Fyodro allora, accostando Dostoevskij al tragediografo ateniese come fanno i critici, ripenso ai suoi versi che possono essere avvicinati al pensiero del grande scrittore russo: As he shows Erkel the spot, the other members of the group jump out and grab him.


For example there is this one scene in which we have eleven characters in a single room I counted and each one of had a role to dostevsky in the scene in about fifty odd pages. Stavrogin replies that it might be possible to say yes to him if only he were not such a buffoon, and tells him to come back tomorrow.

View all 12 comments. Thinking this will be his final interaction with the society, Shatov agrees to come. In both cases, the tirade in the Revelation about being spewed out by god your chosen infallible idea!

The Possessed, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Jan 16, Henry Avila rated it really liked it. Preview — Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. So I will start with some general points and then discuss the book in terms of how it relates to Camus and his thinking. Sadly this concept is still widely believed, in the 21st century.

The Possessed

Varvara Petrovna stops him imperiously and, indicating Marya, demands to know if she is his lawful wife. Philosophical novel Political novel Anti-nihilistic novel Psychological novel Satirical novel. Fyoxor enraged Varvara Petrovna dostoefsky Stepan Trofimovich to leave her house and never come back.

According to him, Nikolai Vsevolodovich became acquainted with the Lebyadkins when he was living a life of “mockery” in Petersburg five years earlier.

There’s hatred in it, too. As a I was savoring every single pagebut the library deadline suddenly forced me to plough through the second half in a single day. Dostoevsky was an active participant in a secret revolutionary society formed from among the members of the Petrashevsky Circle.

Thank You for Your Contribution! In a provincial town where nothing ever happens, a new Governor has been appointed. News of the events at Skvoreshniki spreads through society surprisingly rapidly. Stavrogin defends himself calmly and rationally, but not entirely convincingly. After an almost illustrious but prematurely curtailed academic career Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky is residing with the wealthy landowner Demins Petrovna Stavrogina at her estate, Skvoreshniki, in a provincial Russian town.


Pyotr Stepanovich is not suspected, and news spreads that Stavrogin has left on the train for Petersburg. A ‘literary quadrille’ has been especially choreographed for the occasion, but fhodor is vulgar and fydoor and merely bemuses the onlookers.

And I am happy I did. A high level of education and science is only possible for great intellects, and they Wanna start with a like quote: A PDF of same can be download here. I shall not review this book until I have thoroughly re-read it, but the pages I read attentively were truly inspiring and posed the moral dilemmas that Russian literature and especially Dostoyevsky himself is doetoevsky for.

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Even the most extreme and unlikely characters, such as Kirillov and Shigalev, were grounded in real people or ideas of the time. I witnessed first hand the slow declension of burgeoning intellects through a routine of television, video games and a fear of reading books. The reading starts with the unscheduled appearance on stage of a hopelessly drunk Captain Lebyadkin, apparently for the purpose of reading some of his poetry.

Shigalev’s notion of human equality, the “earthly paradise” in which nine tenths of humanity are to be deprived of their will and turned into a slave-herd by means of a program of inter-generational ‘re-education’, had a contemporary prototype in the ideas of Petr Tkachev.

University of Minnesota Press. His proposal that she come to live with him in Switzerland is met with scorn.