The Adolescent

The Adolescent

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"As rendered by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky's English translators, The Adolescent is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy, as well as an unforgettable portrait of the exuberance and immaturity of youth. Dostoevsky's 1875 novel, which was first translated as A Raw Youth, is narrated by Arkady Dolgoruky, an impassioned, maladroit nineteen-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between the desire to expose his father's wrong-doings and the desire to win his love. With these confused ends in mind, he travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he hardly knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others."
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
ISBN: 9781400041183
140004118X
Branch Call Number: FIC DOST
Characteristics: xxxvii, 580 p. ; 21 cm.

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