The Gambler and Other Stories

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Ronald Meyer (Translator); Ronald Meyer (Introduction by); Ronald Meyer (Notes by)
(Penguin Classics, Paperback, 9780140455090, 400pp.)

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

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A new selection of seven of Dostoyevsky's best stories.

"The Gambler," about a young tutor in the employ of a Russian general, was written under a strict deadline so Dostoyevsky could pay off his roulette debts. Also included here are "Bobok," the tale of a frustrated writer visiting a cemetery and enjoying the gossip of the dead; "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," the story of one man's plan to commit suicide and the troubling dream that follows; as well as "White Nights," "A Christmas Party and a Wedding," "A Nasty Story," and "The Meek One."

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.

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