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Netochka Nezvanova (1849) [Novel]
by Fyodor Dostoevsky Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Netochka Nezvanova - 'Nameless Nobody' - recounts her formative years in vivid, anguished detail. After her father's death, her mother marries a failed musician, who believes himself to be a neglected genius. On the edge of insanity, he exploits the child, ruins the family and abandons Netochka Nezvanova when her mother dies. Though rescued by a wealthy family, the abuse continues in a more subtle form, condemning Netochka Nezvanova to remain for ever an outsider, a lonely spectator of a glittering society.

Although Netochka Nezvanova was never completed, the themes and issues which dominate the later novels are all here: the extreme suffering of the individual, the spiritual plight of the outcast, the inspiration of madness and the atonement of sin.

Original title: Неточка Незванова
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Netochka Nezvanova

Netochka Nezvanova (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jane Kentish
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Manifested in:

Netochka Nezvanova (January 7, 1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140444551
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 0.5 in
Pages: 176

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