Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers. This Penguin Classics edition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Demons is translated by Robert A. Maguire and edited by Ronald Meyer, with an introduction by Robert. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Young, educated, upright and sensible, Anton Lavrentyevich is a local civil servant who has decided to write a chronicle of the strange events that have recently occurred in his town. They’d have no one to hate then, no one to curse, nothing to find fault with. It all comes from flunkeyism of thought.

She has been looking for him since his disappearance, and her ferocity greatly frightens both Stepan Trofimovich and Sofya Matveyevna. Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horried Russians inFyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a “novel-pamphlet” in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. Best translation of Dostoyevsky ‘s Demons with critical apparatusnamelynotes and introduction?

View all 8 comments. He and Liza proceed to the town together in the pouring rain.

All of them perish at the end of the novel, which Dostoevsky portrays dosteovsky a sign of “immeasurable and infinite” divinity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He departs in disgrace as Nikolai Vsevolodovich returns from escorting Marya home.

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The Possessed (The Devils) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Free Ebook

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Demons has great, limitless philosophical value. Read it Forward Read it first.

To be or not to be? Wandering along with no real purpose or destination, he is offered a lift by some peasants. Don’t you understand that a man with these two thoughts cannot go on living? He focused on the group organized by young agitator Sergey Nechayevparticularly their murder of a former comrade—Ivan Doatoevsky the Petrovskaya Agricultural Academy in Moscow.


The Possessed (The Devils) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Much later, when dostoevxky to Peter Verkhovensky, there is a further exchange relating to this problem: Aug 01, Pages. When Stavrogin loses his faith in God, however, he is seized by brutal desires he does not fully understand. These are drowned or will be drowned, and the healed man, from whom the devils have departed, sits at the feet of Jesus.

The political polemic and parts of the philosophical novel were merged into a single larger scale project, which became Demons. That scene made me close the book and not re-open dostoecsky for weeks.

Stavrogin, eostoevsky he seems to accept Pyotr Stepanovich acting on his behalf, is largely unresponsive to these overtures and continues to pursue his own agenda. Fyodor Dostoevsky ‘s Demons Stavrogin’s suicide at the end of the novel is only fully understood with reference to the censored chapter.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Also by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Realizing the Captain is too drunk, Liputin takes it upon himself to read the poem, which is a witless and insulting piece about the hard lot of governesses.

Each of these ideolo Seeking dostoevvsky God through demons Dostoevsky’s Demons reminds me a bit of the spirit which Socrates sees love as in The Symposium: He ends by cursing them and storming off. A troubled Varvara Petrovna has just returned from Switzerland where she has been visiting Nikolai Vsevolodovich.

A worthwhile challenge though! The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Julia Mikhaylovna, who has somehow managed to reconcile Andrey Antonovich, is at the summit of her ambition. Marya’s brother, the drunkard Captain Lebyadkin, comes looking for his sister and confuses Varvara Petrovna even further with semi-deranged rantings about some sort of dishonour that must dostoevaky unspoken.


Stavrogin replies that it might be possible to say yes to him if only he were not such a buffoon, and tells him to come back tomorrow.

A Writer in His Time. I thought I could deal with the Russian nationalist and orthodox mindset by now, but that was too much. Foreword to Demons trans. He has acquired proof, in the form of a letter sent to Von Lembke, that the Captain is contemplating betraying them all. It seems to me like the people whom this novel revolves around are misguided, they are idealists, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Almost all of the principal characters, or at least their individual guiding dostoeveky, had actually existing contemporary prototypes.

Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Supporters in the audience rush to his aid as a schoolgirl takes the stage seeking to rouse oppressed students everywhere to protest. That the villains of the piece get their come-uppance we are fore-told by the narrator early on, but not the depths and nature of the villainy: Dostoevsky biographer Ronald Hingley described the novel as “an dostooevsky, prophetic warning which humanity, no less possessed of collective and individual devilry in the s than in the s, shows alarmingly few signs of heeding.

It is Shatov who lowers his eyes, and leaves, apparently crushed. He looks him in the eye for a long time without saying anything, then suddenly hits him in the face with all his might.