A Gentle Spirit by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Psychological fiction Short story Marriage Control Pride Suicide Spiritual crisis

PAGES
57
ESTIMATED TIME
1 hour 29 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1876
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
Russian
DOWNLOADS
776

A Gentle Spirit is a short story written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and first published in 1879.

This short novel, written as a monologue, presents us with the disjointed thoughts that occur in the disturbed mind of a middle-aged man when he finds his wife's corpse upon returning home.

In this series of thoughts, the man will inspect himself and his life as a couple, and we will know the background of the story. Another of Dostoevsky's gems in which the Russian writer dissects human psychology.

It is a dark story that shows us both love and lovelessness and criticizes the emotional abuse suffered by most women in the early nineteenth century.

"Oh, while she is still here, it is still all right; I go up and look at her every minute; but tomorrow they will take her away — and how shall I be left alone? Now she is on the table in the drawing-room, they put two card tables together, the coffin will be here tomorrow — white, pure white “gros de Naples” — but that’s not it …"

This edition of A Gentle Spirit is based on Constance Garnett's translation.

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About Fyodor Dostoevsky

Russian novelist, philosopher, short story writer, essayist, and journalist. His work explored human psychology in the troubled political, social, ...

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