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The Gambler
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date May 20, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486290812
ISBN-10 0486290816
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $3.50
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A compulsive gambler himself at a certain period of his life, Dostoyevsky wrote this novel with real authority. Set in the appropriately named Roulettenburg, a German spa with a casino and an international clientele, it concerns the gambling episodes, tangled love affairs, and complicated lives of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young gambler; Polina Alexandrovna, the woman he loves; a pair of French adventurers, and other characters.
Although not as dark as some of Dostoyevsky's other works, The Gambler nevertheless offers a grim and psychologically probing picture of the fatal attractions of gambling. Among its strengths are its well-drawn characters — Aunt Antonida, although lightly sketched in, is especially delightful — and its faithful depiction of life among the gambling set in fashionable German watering holes. This edition reprints Constance Garnett's authoritative translation.



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