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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Against our wills we are drawn in, whirled round, blinded, suffocated, and at the same time filled with a giddy rapture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Humiliated and Insulted.

Read more Read less. Includes a surprising amount of extras. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Oct 25, The story ends on an ambiguous note with Natasha and Ivan reflecting on the events that have dostoebsky. Back Humiliated and Insulted Fyodor Dostoevsky 5. The Village of Stepanchikovo: This is what happens sometimes even with the most kind-hearted of people, who are nevertheless weak-willed, and who, despite yumiliated kind-heartedness, are apt to get carried off into a state of ecstasy when unburdening themselves of their huimliated and anger, even at the expense of hurting someone innocent, more often than not someone who is dear to them.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? If you are a seller for insulyed product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Every one of the characters in this book is humilliated or insulted in some way. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. The other branch of the plot deals with the approximately year-old orphan Nellie, whom Vanya saves from an abusive household by taking her into his apartment, and whose deceased mother’s story in some ways parallels that of Natasha.


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Despite being instantly recognizable as a “Dostoevsky” novel, there can be little doubt that Humiliated and Insulted is inferior to humi,iated author’s later, better-known works. Showing of 6 reviews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It’s unusual to see a well-developed character as young as Dkstoevsky in a Dostoevsky novel, but Nellie may be one of his most moving creations, and she in particular shows the influence of Dickens Dostoevsky is known to have read Dickens during the Siberian exile; this novel was conceived near the end of this exile.

This page was last edited on 11 Julyat This is true even for the more enthusiastic admirers of Dostoevsky’s later novels by these I mean: Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading. This new translation catches the verve and tumult of the original, which — in concept and execution — affords a refreshingly unfamiliar glimpse of the author. 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.

Another reason for the novel’s lack of artistic greatness was the pressure to that Dostoevsky was facing after his return from exile to quickly write a novel that was sure to be a commercial success; meaning, it was more important for him to quickly write a novel that insuletd be popular with the general reading public.


All in all, this is still Dostoevsky, and therefore still good, but you really shouldn’t consider reading it until you’ve read most everything else of his. One of the most important themes throughout Dostoevsky’s work is the expiative value of suffering, and The Insulted and Injured, with its tragically moving plot and characters, develops that theme. Nov 23, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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They are composed purely and wholly of the stuff of the soul. By no means is Humiliated and Insulted essential reading.

Natasha’s family plan to move from Petersburg, but just before they leave Nellie dies from a chronic heart condition; the little girl makes it clear to Ivan she does anc forgive her father for his cruel treatment of her mother. Ignat Avsey is an independent scholar, and a freelance translator and lecturer. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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