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The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts.
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Inspired by Dostoevsky’s own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a.
Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in Moscow, Russia, on November 11, 1821, the son of a doctor. His family was very religious, and Dostoevsky was deeply religious all his life. He began reading widely when he was a youth. He was first educated by his mother, father, and tutors, but at thirteen years old he was sent to a private school. Two years later his mother died. His father, a cruel man, was.
The Gambler paints a stark picture of the attractions—and addictions—of gambling. Using skillful characterization, Dostoevsky faithfully depicts life among the gambling set in old Germany. This probing psychological novel explores the tangled love affairs and complicated lives of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young gambler, and Polina Alexandrovna, the woman he loves.
Fyodor Dostoevsky Profile. You might not have heard the stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky as a gambler. Most focus on his written works. Yet, by his own admission in his book “The Gambler” he was a pathological gambler. This novel was written in 1866 as a way to get his finances back in order. The story recounts his life as a gambler who suffered from the compulsion one calls addiction though.
The Gambler was written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the most famous on the list of the classical Russian authors that includes Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, Chekhov, and Pasternak. He was born in 1821 and died of complications of emphysema in 1881. He also suffered from epilepsy most of this adult life. His early career in the army did not suit him and the murder of his father by rebellious serfs.
The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was one of the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. The Gambler treated a subject Fyodor Dostoevsky himself was familiar with-gambling.
The Gambler brilliantly captures the strangely powerful compulsion to bet that Dostoevsky, himself a compulsive gambler, knew so well. The hero rides an emotional roller coaster between exhilaration and despair, and secondary characters such as the Grandmother, who throws much of her fortune away at the gaming tables, are unforgettable. The book's publishing history is equally so: Under the.
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The Gambler Fyodor Dostoevsky Chapter XVI. Page 1 of 6. More Books. More by this Author. Of Paris what am I to say? The whole proceeding was a delirium, a madness. I spent a little over three weeks there, and, during that time, saw my hundred thousand francs come to an end. I speak only of the ONE hundred thousand francs, for the other hundred thousand I gave to Mlle. Blanche in pure cash.
About The Gambler. In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His.
Book by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Part VI, Chapter 4, p. 471), 1866. 287 Copy quote The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (Russian:. Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler simultaneously in order to satisfy an agreement with his publisher Stellovsky who, if he did not receive a new work, would have claimed the copyrights to all of Dostoevsky's writing. Motivated by the dual wish to escape his creditors at home and to visit the casinos abroad, Dostoevsky traveled to Western Europe. There.
Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle.
Fyodor Dostoevsky famously wrote “The Gambler”, published in 1867. Obviously not a work of complete fiction, Dostoevsky notably had first-hand experience as a gambling addict. In a letter to his beloved Anya, Dostoevsky asks her to “Remember too that I’m not a scoundrel, just a passionate gambler.”.
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