Fyodor Dostoyevsky (). Dostoyevsky’s works available in Penguin Classics are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Double, The Gambler and. Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Meek One: A Fantastic Story: An Annotated Russian Reader [Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julia Titus, Kristen Robinson] on *FREE* shipping on .

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Cosa non ho fatto. By the time of The Brothers KaramazovTue was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers. I part company with you.

The Meek One

There are no adorable characters here. Julian Harper rated it did not like it Dec 15, Thanks for including the link to the text. Matthew Last rated it did not like it Apr 20, Weltschmerz rated it did not like it Nov 16, Sep 05, Andrew rated it really liked it.

Anna suggests this to enhance the story: I guess I did it anyway To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There is a lot to read between the lines and the wife’s character is not developed with details.

Maybe if they talked about it….?? The Gentle Spirit is very short – longer than a short story, but barely long mdek to be called a novella. Trivia About The Gentle Spirit.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, dstoevsky sign up. Dostoyevsky spent four years in hard labor and four years as a soldier in Semipalatinsk, a city in what it is today Kazakhstan.


The male protagonist and his wife are complex characters with layered personalities. Even in a character as strange and outlandish as the pawnbroker, there are times where he seems, in an odd way, almost relatable: The piece comes with the subtitle of “A Fantastic Story”, and it chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop.

“A Gentle Creature” by Dostoevsky | Books Without Any Pictures

Elizabeth Young rated it did not like it Nov 05, Its about the spiritual toothache of a 43 year old scumbag that dostoevsyk driven his 16 year old wife to suicide. Crap from first to last page. She is insecure and scared of opening up herself too much or about getting caught into someone’s web.

J G rated it did not like it Apr 03, Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College.

Gentle Spirit, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Published February 26th by Penguin Classics first published November Krotkayasometimes also translated as ” The Meek One “, is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in Dostoevsky is the most sour man ever, who thinks that sending someone on an exile of about ten years, consist of an actual happy ending, therefore, whenever I read him, I make sure to be at my utmost happy, so thhe does not drag me into a dark cell.

If you are the slightest inclined to depression or if you have done anything, however innocent, that you regret – dont read this book.

It must have something onf, something deeper; a true analysis of the lovers’ minds. Quotes from The Meek One. Five Minutes Too Late The boring narration that made the 56page short story seem like an endless torture or the rather shallow character development.


The narrator is convinced that he was only five minutes too late, even though it was ultimately tge narcissistic love that drove his gentle wife to suicide. A Gentle Creature is a repudiation of this idea. Nevertheless nowhere in the text do we see that his intentions were evil or manipulative.

Isabel Hessel rated it did not like it Apr 26, In Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a year old widow. It concerns onne pawnbroker unnamed throughout the story who marries one of his more frequent customers.

Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. The girl agrees to marry him and tries her best to be a good wife, but this pawnbroker is not satisfied to be merely loved by sostoevsky wife. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: Memories start to blur, and even denial sinks in.

The narrator’s marriage started out cordially enough, but his miserly and reserved ways are taxing to his young wife. Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in to devote himself to writing.

By the time he does realise his mistake and declare his love for her, it is too late and too extreme – after months of not speaking to her at all, he suddenly throws himself at her feet and tells her everything.