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Notes from Underground and The Double (1972) [Omnibus Volume]
by Fyodor Dostoevsky Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.3 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

‘It is best to do nothing! The best thing is conscious inertia! So long live the underground!’

Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky’s groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter sarcasm, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the ‘ant-hill’ of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence ‘underground’. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who exactly resembles him – his double perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly study of human consciousness.

Jessie Coulson’s introduction discusses the stories’ critical reception and the themes they share with Dostoyevksy’s great novels.

Original title: Notes from Underground and The Double
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Double, the (1846) [Novel]
      Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
     Notes from Underground (1864) [Novel]
      Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Edition #1: Notes from Underground and The Double

Notes from Underground and The Double (1972)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jessie Coulson
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Notes from Underground and The Double (1972)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140442529
Pages: 291

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