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FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

Literary Book Collection . Author Biography

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881)

classic book author fyodor dostoevskyDostoevsky was born to a form military surgeon and alcoholic; his mother died of tuberculosis in 1837 and his father two years later. As a child Dostoevsky spent time in one of Moscow’s hospitals for the poor, and would spend time with the patients out in the hospital garden.

Dostoevsky himself suffered from epilepsy, which recurred every now and then throughout his lifetime. After studying at the Engineering Academy in was made a lieutenant in 1842, but left two years later. His first publish work came in 1845 in a novel called Poor Folk, and at the age of 24, Dostoevsky was already establishing a name for himself.

In 1849, Fyodor was arrested for being part of the Petrashevsky Circle – a group of liberal thinkers, and was sentenced to death. In the end he met with only a mock execution, but was sent to a prison camp in Siberia and suffered terrible cold and filth in claustrophobic barracks. He was released in 1854 and was made to serve in the Siberian Regiment, rising to the rank of lieutenant, and meeting his future wife, Maria Dmitrievna Isaeva.

In 1859 Fyodor Dostoevsky returned to St. Petersburg. His wife died in 1864, followed shortly by his brother, and with financial problems, he sank into depression, and became a compulsive gambler.
Dostoevsky died in 1881 from a lung hemorrhage.

Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of unabridged books.
The Fyodor Dostoevsky unabridged classic books, included on the Literary Classics CD are:

  • THE IDIOT
  • NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND
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