Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


“How you love to play the spendthrift! I tell you that I do not need it, that such expenditure is unnecessary. I know, I am CERTAIN, that you love me–therefore, it is useless to remind me of the fact with gifts.”

7 in stock (can be backordered)


Written hastily and published in 1846, Dostoyevsky’s first novel, Poor Folk, was his big roll of the dice. His ever growing debts and an expanding gambling addiction meant he needed more funds than his translating could bring in. As he wrote to his brother Mikhail, “It’s simply a case of my novel covering all. If I fail in this, I’ll hang myself.” Poor Folk is the story of struggle and love in Russia in the nineteenth century told through intimate letters.

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 20 x 13 x 2 cm
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