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Demons

Publisher: Everyman's Library
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Book Summary of Demons

Set in mid 19th-century Russia, DEMONS examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.

Details of Book: Demons (BSID:3672)

Book Demons
Author F. M. Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhon
ISBN 1857151828
ISBN-13 9781857151824, 978-1857151824
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Everyman's Library
Publishing Date 2000
Number of Pages 784
Language Russian
Dimensions 8.19 x 4.65 x 1.65 inches
Weight 812 grams

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brian March 16, 2008 review from Goodreads

all dostoevsky's usual tricks are here: his dense, documentary-like prose, succession of dialogue-heavy scenes leading up to a huge scandal, all his idiots and villains and beggers, his dark and keen psychological insight... yup, it's all in demons, but, goddamn, did i find this a chore to read....

Bruce December 16, 2008 review from Goodreads

Dostoevskyâ??s novel, Demons (often falsely translated The Possessed, thereby erroneously stressing the object rather than the subject), is one of his most powerful books, a socio-political work exploring 19th century ideas (the â??demonsâ?) current in Russia at the time, specifically European liberal...

Rebecca August 01, 2007 review from Goodreads

This was my first foray into Russia's master of literature. I have to admit, I was on my way to the beach when I read this and I couldn't wait to start....I read this outloud to my husband as we drove. A tale leading up to a political nightmare that was much too close to not be effected. The char...

Adrian February 06, 2009 review from Goodreads

This isn't my favorite work by Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov takes that title - but it very good, and it may be the most explicit rejection of materialistic ideology in his oeuvre. The characters, as always, are intriguing and well-portrayed, although some of them do lapse into stereotypes....

Matthew April 05, 2007 review from Goodreads

Excellent book, though you really have no clear idea of what is actually going on in the plot until about 300 pages in, so if you're reading it purely for a story, you may be tempted to put it down early.If reading about a bunch of young anarchists causing trouble in a provincial Russian town, wh...

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