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The Adolescent (original 1875; edition 2004)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375719008, Paperback)The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na•ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky’s translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:57:37 -0400)
Nineteen-year-old Arkady Dolgonsky has difficulty establishing his personal identity amid the political and social upheavals of nineteenth-century Russia.
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