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FEDOR DOSTOIEFFSKY

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"DOSTOEVSKY'S IMPACT ON THE MODERN LITERARY MIND IS UNRIVALED IN ITS SCOPE AND VITALITY"

(DOSTOEVKSY, Fyodor) DOSTOIEFFSKY, Fedor. Letters from the Underworld [i.e. Notes from the Underground]. London / New York, 1913.

First edition in English of Dostoevsky's defining work that carved the path for his five great novels, titled here Letters from the Underworld, later known as Notes from Underground, its narrator ranked as "one of the great literary creations… like Hamlet, Don Quixote, Don Juan and Faust," together in an exceptional Everyman Library volume featuring the first editions in English of two more Dostoevsky works—The Gentle Maiden and The Landlady—each with the translation of Charles Hogarth, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $6500.

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"SOMETHING OF ASTONISHING FORCE CAN BREAK LOOSE IN DOSTOEVSKY, AS IT SO FREQUENTLY DOES IN SHAKESPEARE"

(DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor) DOSTOIEFFSKY, Fedor. Friend of the Family; and The Gambler. London, 1887.

First editions in English of Dostoevsky's Friend of the Family and The Gambler, two of his finest and most influential early novellas, with The Friend begun while imprisoned in Siberia—featuring "the direct precursor of Prince Myshikin in The Idiot"—and The Gambler written against a desperate three-week deadline, an electrifying tale of obsession that "rings true in part because it was true." Together as issued in Volume XXII of Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels with the translation of Frederick Whishaw. $6200.

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"THE OPENING OF A BRILLIANT LITERARY CAREER"

(DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor) DOSTOIEVSKY, Fedor. Poor Folk. London / Boston, 1894.

First edition in English, English issue preceding the American issue by one month, of Dostoevsky's critically acclaimed first novel, one of only 1100 copies, in original cloth pictorial binding with an illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. $2800.

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"I SPEAK ONLY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN"

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (KOTELIANSKY, Samuel and MURRY, John Middleton, translators). Pages from the Journal of an Author. Dublin and London, 1916.

First edition in English of two works by Dostoevsky: "The Dream of a Queer Fellow" and his famous speech on Pushkin, originally delivered in 1880 at the unveiling of the Pushkin Monument in Moscow, in original cloth. $300.

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