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The Gambler (1867)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General’s cruel yet seductive niece, Polina. In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait.… (more)
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Kumarbaz bitti. Uzun zamandır Dostoyevski okumuyordum, tekrar bir Dostoyevski kitabı okumak çok hoşuma gitti.

Bildiğim kadarıyla yazar bu kitabı, kumar borçlarını ödemek için 9 gün gibi kısa bir sürede yazmak zorunda kalmış. Bu bilgiyle kitabı okuyunca yazarın kitap başından itibaren devam eden kumar nefretinin nedenini daha iyi anlamış oluyoruz. Kumarbaz kitabı bugüne kadar okuduğum en kolay Dostoyevski kitabı oldu, yazara başlamak isteyenlere bu kitapla başlamalarını tavsiye ederim.

Çeviri ve editörlük de çok iyiydi, kitapta herhangi bir soruna rastlamadım. ( )
  Tobizume | Jun 9, 2020 |
This is a sad but interesting story of a gambler. The mixture of English and French is different from most books. I moderately recommend this book. ( )
  GlennBell | May 2, 2020 |
There is a big difference between reading just any book or a major classic author. Dostoevsky clearly belongs to the latter. This short novella may not be his best but is still counted among his master pieces. It describes the lifestyle, and obsession of a gambler in the author's time. It is a very short work of just about 100 pages. ( )
  edwinbcn | Feb 19, 2020 |
Great read
  JoshSapan | May 29, 2019 |
A book I bought and read many years ago, when I went to university. This book was part of the reading list and I enjoyed it a lot. Not sure as to when exactly I read it, I add a fictional date, that lies in that period. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 27, 2018 |
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Dostoevsky, Fyodorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aplin, HughTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eliasberg, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glas, PeterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heijne, BasAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laín Entralgo, JoséTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
López-Morillas, JuanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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