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Book Information: Adolescent, the

Adolescent, the (1875) [Novel]
by Fyodor Dostoevsky Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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The illegitimate son of a landowner, Arkady Dolgoruky was raised by foster parents and tutors, and has scarcely ever seen his father, Versilov, and his mother, Versilov’s peasant common-law wife. Arkady goes to Petersburg to meet this “accidental family” and to confront the father who dominates his imagination and whom he both disdains and longs to impress. Having sewn into his coat a document that he believes gives him power over others, Arkady proceeds with an irrepressible youthful volatility that withstands blunders and humiliations at every turn. Dostoevsky masterfully depicts adolescence as a state of uncertainty, ignorance, and incompleteness, but also of richness and exuberance, in which everything is still possible. His tale of a youth finding his way in the disorder of Russian society in the 1870s is a high and serious comedy that borders on both farce and tragedy.

Original title: Подросток (Podrostok)
Alternative titles: The Raw Youth
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Adolescent

The Adolescent (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Pevear/Volokhonsky)
Translated by: Larissa Volokhonsky Richard Pevear
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The Adolescent (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 140004118X
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 580

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Edition #2: An Accidental Family

An Accidental Family (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Freeborn)
Translated by: Richard Freeborn
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An Accidental Family (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford & New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192828363
Pages: 630

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Edition #3: The Adolescent

The Adolescent (1971)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (MacAndrew)
Translated by: Andrew R. MacAndrew
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Manifested in:

The Adolescent (1981)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393009955
Pages: 566

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Edition #4: A Raw Youth

A Raw Youth (1916)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Garnett)
Translated by: Constance Garnett
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