The Gambler by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Fiction, Classics (Hesperus Classics) (Paperback)

By Fyodor M. Dostoevsky

Wildside Press, 9781592244331, 220pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

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Hardcover (2/1/2003)

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The Gambler is the tale of a man named Alexei with a passion for -- no, an addiction to -- roulette. In Dostoevsky's own words, ". . . all his vital sap, all his energies, his impetuosity and boldness will be absorbed by roulette. He is a gambler, but not just an ordinary gambler . . . My hero is, in his way, a poet, but he feels ashamed. . .and he feels its ugliness the ugliness of his addiction] deeply."