Notes from Underground

By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Kyril Zinovieff (Translator); Jenny Hughes (Translator)
(Oneworld Classics, Paperback, 9781847491619, 160pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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A new translation of one of the most popular classics of Russian literature by the author of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov


The unnamed narrator of the novel, a former government official, has decided to retire from the world and lead a life of inactivity and contemplation. His fiercely bitter, cynical, and witty monologue ranges from general observations and philosophical musings to memorable scenes from his own life—including his obsessive plans to exact petty revenge on an officer who has shown him disrespect and a dramatic encounter with a prostitute. Seen by many as the first existentialist novel and showcasing the best of Dostoevsky's dry humor, Notes from Under the Floorboards was a pivotal moment in the development of modern literature and has inspired countless novelists, thinkers, and filmmakers.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was one of the biggest Russian writers and essayists, known for his novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

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