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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Todos ellos tienen mucho que ver a medida que remons lee el libro. Many opinions get expressed in this novel, many of which could easily slip into contemporary discourse without much of a hitch just add some pop culture references… Particularly: Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: Man, woman; master, serf; science, religion; and more so, on a larger scale, how we go about believing in things and what effects these changes or lack-of-changes would have on people and social life itself and on being moral.

View all 4 comments. They are particularly active in promoting Julia Mikhaylovna’s ‘Literary Gala’ to raise money for poor governesses, and it becomes a much anticipated event for the whole town. demobs

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Meeting them at Kirillov’s place, where Fedka is also present, Verkhovensky demands to know whether Stavrogin will be providing the funds to deal with the Lebyadkins. The PossessedThe Devilsand Demons.

A strange and harrowing confrontation ends with Pyotr Stepanovich fleeing in a panic. Demons is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy. Despite being a secondary character, he has dosgoevsky surprisingly intimate knowledge of all the characters and events, such that the narrative often seems to metamorphose femons that of the omniscient third person.


She’s the head of the local high society, what there is here, and has a wild son, Nikolai, the main character in the book, who gets involved in deadly duels, and his best friend is Pyotr Verkhovensky, it’s a small town. That night Stavrogin leaves Skvoreshniki in secret and makes his way on foot to Fillipov’s house, where Shatov lives.

Devils is harrowing, darkly funny, brilliantly told. Unable to cope with the strange events and mounting pressures, he begins to show signs of acute mental disturbance. Shortly after the dea Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian: Much later, when speaking to Peter Verkhovensky, there is a further exchange relating to this problem: What I found impressive, though, is that it doesn’t need to label itself dark.

When Liza demands the truth from Stavrogin, he replies that he was against the murder but knew it was going to happen and didn’t stop the murderers. They will be banished or put fyodof death.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction.

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However, despite giving freedom to his imagination, Dostoevsky took great pains to derive the novel’s characters and story from real people and real ideas of the time. Even the most extreme fjodor unlikely characters, such as Kirillov and Shigalev, were grounded in real people or ideas of the time.


Stavrogin defends himself calmly and rationally, but not entirely convincingly. Nikolai, is not comfortable joining the nihilists, and Pyotr is afraid of him.

The Possessed (The Devils) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Pyotr Stepanovich explains that Kirillov has agreed to write a note taking responsibility for their crimes before he commits suicide. The enigmatic Stavrogin dominates the novel. Varvara Petrovna suddenly conceives the idea of forming an engagement between Stepan Trofimovich and Dasha. I’d say that it shines light on the story’s point and that alone justifies the title.

Entrusted with a large sum of money by his family, a hitherto quiet and responsible young man deliberately squanders it all on riotous living over a period of several days. They indulge in tasteless escapades, clandestinely distribute revolutionary propaganda, and agitate workers at the local Spigulin factory. Also in Vintage Classics.

Thinking this will be his final interaction with the society, Shatov agrees to come. In the end, Stavrogin hangs himself in what he believes is an act of generosity, and Stepan Verkhovensky is received into the church on his deathbed. Cicero will have his tongue cut out, Copernicus will have his eyes put out, Shakespeare will be stoned that’s Shigalovism.