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FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

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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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"HESSE IS THE HEIR TO DOSTOEVSKY… THE DEMONS ARE ON THE LOOSE IN DOSTOEVSKY AS WELL AS IN HESSE"

(DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor) HESSE, Hermann. In Sight of Chaos. Zurich, 1923.

First edition in English of Hesse's preeminent work on Dostoevsky—"his closest fellow-traveler into the abyss of the human soul"—featuring his eloquent writings on The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot, a handsome copy in fragile original paper boards. $1250.

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"AN IMPORTANT PUBLISHER OF RUSSIAN LETTERS": FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF DOSTOEVSKY'S CENSORED AND LONG FORGOTTEN STAVROGIN'S CONFESSION, PUBLISHED BY THE WOOLFS’ HOGARTH PRESS, WITH THE TRANSLATION OF VIRGINIA WOOLF AND S. KOTELIANSKY

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Stavrogin's Confession. Richmond, 1922.

First edition in English of the long suppressed and nearly forgotten "central chapter" from The Possessed, Stavrogin's Confession, discovered in Moscow in 1921, together in one volume with Dostoevsky's plan for Life of a Great Sinner, never written, both with the translation of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Koteliansky, published by the Woolfs' Hogarth Press, uncut in original boards. $1200.

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