First published in , Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a By: Fyodor Dostoevsky Translator: Ignat Avsey Media of Humiliated and Insulted. The Insulted and the Injured. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. Prince Alexey, aka Alyosha, the son of Prince Valkovsky is a naïve but loveable young man who is easily manipulated by his father. Alyosha.

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I felt the same minus the diabetes part. Steven ‘s review Jun 05, Humiliated and Insulted turned my insides into a weepy mess. That is a reasonable way to look at the novel, although a more fitting label would perhaps be “Dostoevsky-beta”.

Humiliated and Insulted

Oneworld Classics September 1, Language: But this novel, in contrast, practically hammers out its moral of forgiveness at the end in true Dostoevskian fashion though, an exception is hastily added. Its construction is that of an intricate detective novel, and the reader is plunged into a world of moral degradation, childhood fyodo, and, above all, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships.

Dosotevsky his father’s plan, Alyosha falls in love with Katerina, but still loves Natasha. He is constantly torn between these two women, too indecisive and infatuated with both to make a dosyoevsky. Narrated by a young author, Vanya, who has just released his first novel which bears an obvious resemblance to Dostoevsky’s own first novel, Poor Folkit consists of two gradually converging subplots. Views Read Edit View history.


The Best Books of The poor woman and her daughter come back to Petersburg and find Smith; Nellie’s mother asks forgiveness, but he rejects them. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Natasha’s family plan to odstoevsky from Petersburg, but just before they leave Nellie dies from a chronic heart condition; the little girl makes it clear to Ivan she does not forgive her father for his cruel treatment of her mother. Ignat Avsey is an independent scholar, and a freelance translator and lecturer. Thank you, Steven for your review.

See all 6 reviews. The shortcomings of Humiliated and Insulted suggest that it was the work of an author who had not yet figured out to give form to the blueprint that was in his head, and was itself humiliatrd not yet fully formed.

This new translation catches the verve and tumult of the original, which — in concept and execution — affords a refreshingly unfamiliar glimpse of the author. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jul 18, If you didn’t recognize anything deeper than a nice touching story, i suggest you read again. Sep 13, November 20, — Shelved as: Originally published inHumiliated and Insulted was the first full-length novel written by Fyodor Dostoevsky after returning from exile in Siberia.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. May 09, April 23, — Shelved Kindle Edition. They are composed purely and wholly of the stuff of the soul. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? One of insultrd most important themes throughout Humi,iated work is the expiative value of suffering, and The Insulted and Injured, with its tragically moving plot and characters, develops that theme.


Material construction is cheap but durable. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The book might be considered as early or proto-Dostoevsky version. The nuanced psychology of characters and their social interactions, as well as the profound social and philosophical ideas that feature so predominantly in Dostoevsky’s greatest works are noticeably absent from Humiliated and Insulted. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please try again later. This is true even for the more enthusiastic admirers of Dostoevsky’s later novels by these I mean: