The House of the Dead

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The House of the Dead

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Author :   Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher :   Alma Books Ltd
Published :   31/05/2018
ISBN :   9781847496669
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   x, 332
Size (mm) :   198x128x26
Weight (g) :   331

Written in the form of a diary, 'The House of the Dead' recounts the story of Alexander Goryanchikov, a gentleman who is condemned to ten years' hard labour for killing his wife in a fit of rage. Initially the target of the other inmates' malice, he gradually... Read more
 
Written in the form of a diary, 'The House of the Dead' recounts the story of Alexander Goryanchikov, a gentleman who is condemned to ten years' hard labour for killing his wife in a fit of rage. Initially the target of the other inmates' malice, he gradually settles in and becomes an avid observer of the new world around him - watching his fellow prisoners being brutally and cruelly punished by the guards, listening to their past stories of blood and murder and learning that even convicts are capable of acts of pure generosity, as when they sacrifice their own meal to feed a stray dog that wanders around the camp.