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The Adolescent (Vintage Classics) Kindle Edition
From the Inside Flap
The illegitimate son of a landowner, Arkady Dolgoruky was raised by foster parents and tutors, and has scarcely ever seen his father, Versilov, and his mother, Versilov?s peasant common-law wife. Arkady goes to Petersburg to meet this ?accidental family? and to confront the father who dominates his imagination and whom he both disdains and longs to impress. Having sewn into his coat a document that he believes gives him power over others, Arkady proceeds with an irrepressible youthful volatility that withstands blunders and humiliations at every turn. Dostoevsky masterfully depicts adolescence as a state of uncertainty, ignorance, and incompleteness, but also of richness and exuberance, in which everything is still possible. His tale of a youth finding his way in the disorder of Russian society in the 1870s is a high and serious comedy that borders on both farce and tragedy. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
- ASIN : B000XUDFU4
- Publisher : Vintage; Vintage Classics ed. edition (18 December 2007)
- Language : English
- File size : 1033 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 610 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0375719008
- Best Sellers Rank: #609,757 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The quality of the novel was excellent, as expected from an Everyman’s Library hardcover. The quality of the story, the characters, themes, and philosophy along with the quality of the textbook itself will guarantee a lifelong admiration for the book.
I would only recommend this book for someone with a serious academic interest who has plenty of time to go through it slowly and carefully.
A pity he wasn't a Fulham supporter of even Saint Mirren,2 fine UK football teams!