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Book Information: Crocodile, the

Crocodile, the (1865) [Novella]
by Fyodor Dostoevsky Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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The Crocodile is a great piece of satire, unjustly suppressed in the Soviet Union and ignored in the West. This wild lampoon is satirical and vicious, dreamlike, sometimes scatalogical, one of the funniest things that Dostoevsky ever wrote. In the Soviet Union, for political rasons, it has never been published separately (and only infrequently even in the many-volume academy editions). Dostoevsky's hatred of communism and socialism is rarely so direct and apparent as in this tale. He utterly ridicules the "new men," making Chernyshevsky a laughing-stock by having a Chernyshevsky think-alike get swallowed by a crocodile--only to survive and preach socialist theories from the belly of the crocodile.

Original title: Крокодил
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Great Russian Short Stories (1958) [Anthology]
      Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky , Alexander Pushkin , Anton Chekhov , Leo Tolstoy , Ivan Turgenev , Leonid Andreyev , Maxim Gorky , Mikhail Lermontov , Alexander Kuprin , Mikhail Saltykov
     Russian Comic Fiction (1970) [Anthology]
      Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky , Anton Chekhov , Leo Tolstoy , Nikolai Gogol , Ivan Krylov , Mikhail Saltykov

Edition #1: The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Event, or a Show in the Arcade

The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Event, or a Show in the Arcade (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: S. D. Cioran
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The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Event, or a Show in the Arcade (1985)

Place of publication: Ann Arbor, MI
Publisher: Ardis Publishers
ISBN: 9780882335902
Dimensions: 4.8 x 6.6 x 0.5
Pages: 94

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Edition #2: The Crocodile or A Passage in the Passage

The Crocodile or A Passage in the Passage (1970)
Edition Details:

Originally published in Russian Comic Fiction, ed. Guy Daniels (NY: Signet Classics, 1970)

Language: English

Translated by: Guy Daniels
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Edition #3: The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Incident

The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Incident (1919)
Edition Details:

Originally published in An Honest Thief and Other Stories, 1919.

Language: English

Translated by: Constance Garnett
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The Crocodile: An Extraordinary Incident (June 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Whitefish, MT
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781419158186
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.8 x 1 in
Pages: 36

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