First published in , Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a By: Fyodor Dostoevsky Translator: Ignat Avsey Media of Humiliated and Insulted. The Insulted and the Injured. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. Prince Alexey, aka Alyosha, the son of Prince Valkovsky is a na├»ve but loveable young man who is easily manipulated by his father. Alyosha.

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May 21, Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Natasha’s family plan to move from Petersburg, but just before they leave Nellie dies from a insultsd heart condition; the little girl makes it clear to Ivan she does not forgive her father for his cruel treatment of her mother.

The story ends on an ambiguous note with Natasha and Ivan reflecting on the events that have unfolded. The nuanced psychology of characters and their social interactions, as well as the profound social and philosophical ideas that feature so predominantly in Dostoevsky’s greatest works are noticeably absent from Humiliated and Insulted. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

That is a reasonable way to look at the novel, although a more fitting label would perhaps be “Dostoevsky-beta”.

Humiliated and Insulted

Share your thoughts with other customers. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Against our wills we are drawn in, whirled round, blinded, suffocated, and at the same time filled with a giddy rapture.

The poor woman and her daughter come back to Petersburg and find Smith; Nellie’s mother asks forgiveness, but he rejects them. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the fyodorr. The Insulted and Humiliated.

Valkovsky’s cruel machinations to break up Alyosha and Natasha make him one of the most memorable “predatory types” like Stavrogin in The Possessed that Dostoevsky created. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

At the centre of the story are a young struggling author, an orphaned teenager and a depraved aristocrat, who not only foreshadows the great figures of evil in Dostoevsky’s later fiction, but is a powerful literary presence in fhodor own right.


If you didn’t recognize anything deeper than a nice touching story, i suggest you read again. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

I am amazed of the reality it conveyed me. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Meanwhile, Ivan rescues an orphan girl, Elena known as Nelliefrom the clutches of a procuress and learns that her mother ran away from her father’s Smith’s home with her sweetheart, a man who abandoned her when Nellie’s mother gave birth.

Also, much of what I enjoy about Dostoevsky’s great works dostoegsky how far ahead of their time they were in the sense that they make the reader work a bit to figure out what exactly he is trying to say.

Ignat Avsey is an independent scholar, and a freelance translator and lecturer. Views Read Edit Hu,iliated history. All in all, this is still Dostoevsky, and therefore still good, but you really shouldn’t consider reading it until you’ve read most everything else of his. Review ad The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. Following his father’s plan, Alyosha falls in love with Katerina, but still loves Natasha.

Cover to the Oneworld Classics edition. Narrated by a young author, Vanya, who has just released his first novel which bears an obvious resemblance to Dostoevsky’s own first novel, Poor Folkit consists of two gradually converging subplots. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. One deals with Vanya’s close friend and former love object, Natasha, who has left her family to live with her new lover, Alyosha.

Another reason for the novel’s lack of artistic greatness was the pressure to that Dostoevsky was facing after his return from exile to quickly write a novel that was sure to be a commercial success; meaning, it was more important for him to quickly write a novel that would be popular with the general reading public.

About Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky is considered one of the greatest writers of all times. My mind and heart could not tell, or maybe they could, but it did not make a difference.

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The Insulted and the Injured, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Refresh and try again. May humikiated, There are also some great photos and notes inside illuminating the life and works of Dostoevsky in some detail. He is constantly torn between these two women, too indecisive and infatuated with both to make a decision.

Nellie’s mother is dying and she makes Nellie promise to never go for help to her real father, whose name is on dotoevsky document she leaves her daughter. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This is what happens sometimes even with the most kind-hearted of people, who are nevertheless weak-willed, and who, despite their kind-heartedness, are apt to get carried off into a state of ecstasy when unburdening themselves of their grief and anger, even at the expense of hurting someone innocent, more often than not someone who is dear to humlliated.

The translation is superb and reads better, in my opinion, than any Dostoevsky translation I have read.

Includes a surprising amount of extras. It has all the elements of his more epic novels, and is narrated with a sense of urgency that is very compelling.

Despite being instantly recognizable as a “Dostoevsky” novel, there can be little doubt that Humiliated and Insulted is inferior to the author’s later, better-known works. Sep 10, The book might be considered as early or proto-Dostoevsky version.

Alyosha is the saintly but dimwitted son of Prince Valkovsky, who hopes to gain financially by marrying Alyosha off to an heiress, Katya. I’d really prefer to give this book three and a half stars but I’ve rounded up because it’s Dostoevsky, whose works I consider to be almost sacred territory in literature.