The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)
Dostoevsky is mostly known for his long novels, such as Crime and Punishment. This compact collection presents another side of Dostoevsky’s talent. These exciting and emotionally compelling stories provide a way to enjoy a whole work of Dostoevsky’s in one sitting.— From Austin
This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer works, these small masterpieces move from the tender and romantic White Nights, an archetypal nineteenth-century morality tale of pathos and loss, to the famous Notes from the Underground, a story of guilt, ineffectiveness, and uncompromising cynicism, and the first major work of existential literature. Among Dostoevsky's prototypical characters is Yemelyan in The Honest Thief, whose tragedy turns on an inability to resist crime. Presented in chronological order, in David Magarshack's celebrated translation, this is the definitive edition of Dostoevsky's best stories.
About the Author
David Magarshack's translations include works by Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Chekhov, Gorky, and Pushkin. He has also written biographies of Dostoevsky and Gogol.
"Dostoevsky, the only psychologist from whom I had something to learn."