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Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 1976
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691062600
ISBN-10 0691062609
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $65.00
Other format details university press
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Studies the early life of the great nineteenth-century Russian writer, considering him first as a novelist, not as a member of the intelligentsia who happened to write novels
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The term "biography" seems insufficiently capacious to describe the singular achievement of Joseph Frank's five-volume study of the life of the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. One critic, writing upon the publication of the final volume, casually tagged the series as the ultimate work on Dostoevsky "in any language, and quite possibly forever."

Frank himself had not originally intended to undertake such a massive work. The endeavor began in the early 1960s as an exploration of Dostoevsky's fiction, but it later became apparent to Frank that a deeper appreciation of the fiction would require a more ambitious engagement with the writer's life, directly caught up as Dostoevsky was with the cultural and political movements of mid- and late-nineteenth-century Russia. Already in his forties, Frank undertook to learn Russian and embarked on what would become a five-volume work comprising more than 2,500 pages. The result is an intellectual history of nineteenth-century Russia, with Dostoevsky's mind as a refracting prism.

The volumes have won numerous prizes, among them the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (October 1, 1976)
9780691062600 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Studies the early life of the great nineteenth-century Russian writer, considering him first as a novelist, not as a member of the intelligentsia who happened to write novels
Paperback
New edition from Gardners Books (January 1, 2004); titled "Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt 1821-1849"
9781861055675 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $18.35
About: This first volume of the life and work of Dostoevsky covers his early years, from boyhood to the death of his father, his brief career as a government draughtsman and his involvment with a radical group that let to his exile in Siberia.
from Princeton Univ Pr (May 1, 1979)
9780691013558 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $30.95
About: Studies the early life of the great nineteenth-century Russian writer, considering him first as a novelist, not as a member of the intelligentsia who happened to write novels

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