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LibriVox recording of The Crocodile (Version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Phillip Cryan Fyodor Dostoevesky's "The Crocodile," first published in 1865 in the magazine "Epoch," is the story of Ivan Matveitch, a young man who gets swallowed by a crocodile, and survives. What will life be like for him, inside the crocodile? How will his marriage with Elena Ivanovna fare? (Summary by Phillip Cryan) For further information,...
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Gravação LibriVox de Um club da má língua, de Fyodor Dostoyevsky, traduzido por Manuel de Macedo. O nome do autor é ocasionalmente grafado como Dostoievsky – foi um escritor russo, considerado um dos maiores romancistas da literatura russa e um dos mais inovadores artistas de todos os tempos. Nesta obra, que lembra uma peça de teatro, é feita uma sátira à hipocrisia das relações sociais na "sociedade" de Mordassov, e às personagens dessa sociedade que se baseiam em...
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LibriVox recording of Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Charles James Hogarth.) Read in English by Tony Addison; Sonia Known as Fyodor Dostoyevski's first novel, Poor Folk portrays the life of poor people and poverty in a general sense. This novel is short in comparison to most of Fyodor's other works and is applauded for its humanitarian views. The interesting part is how it is put together. The novel is written as a compilation of letters written between the two main characters....
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LibriVox recording of The Double: A Petersburg Poem (Version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Magda Wilde In this classic novella, the life of a drab office clerk named Golyadkin begins to be haunted by his "doppelgänger," a man identical to him possessing all the charm and charisma Golyadkin lacks. This double shows up over and over again, succeeding in the things Golyadkin has failed to do throughout his life. As this double...
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Librivox's recording of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky converted into M4B audio book format. For more free Librivox M4B files visit our M4B catalog.
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LibriVox recording of The Gambler, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by C.J. Hogarth. Read by Jason Ingolfsland and Bill Boerst. The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts. (Summary from Wikipedia)...
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LibriVox recording of The Grand Inquisitor , from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told by Ivan to Alyosha in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). Ivan and Alyosha are brothers; Ivan questions the possibility of a personal, benevolent God and Alyosha is a novice monk. The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature...
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LibriVox recording of Der Großinquisitor, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read in German by Al-Kadi. "Der Großinquisitor" ist eine Erzählung aus dem Roman "Die Brüder Karamasow". Die Handlung spielt im 16. Jahrhundert, in Sevilla. Jesus, auf die Erde zurückgekehrt, wird von einem greisen Großinquisitor verhaftet und soll auf dem Scheiterhaufen verbrannt werden. (Introduction by Al-Kadi) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Weiße Nächte von Fjodor Dostojewski. (Uebersetzt von Alexander Eliasberg.) Gelesen auf Deutsch von Willi Rabe. Erzählt wird diese Petersburger Geschichte von einem jungen, einsamen Träumer, der aus seiner selbst geschaffenen Welt durch eine unerwartete Begegnung gleichsam herausgeschleudert wird: Er trifft auf das unglückliche Mädchen Nastenka, und zwischen ihnen entsteht eine besondere Freundschaft.... (Zusammenfassung von Willi Rabe) For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of A Raw Youth by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Arkady Dolgoruky, is a 19-year-old intellectual. He is the illegitimate son of a landowner and dreams to become rich. In his quest to fulfill his dream, he meets people who teach him many kinds of ideologies. Thus, the work reflects Russian society. - Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of Der Spieler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by August Scholz.) Read in German by Welfenelfe Alexej Iwanowitsch begleitet als Hauslehrer einen pensionierten russischen General und dessen Kinder zusammen mit weiteren Angestellten in einen Badeort. Da sich der General in einem finanziellem Engpass befindet, versuchen die Protagonisten immer wieder auf verschiedenen Wegen zu Geld zu kommen - meistens über das Glücksspiel. In der Nebenhandlung gibt es immer wieder Affären...
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LibriVox recording of The Permanent Husband by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Frederick Whishaw.) Read in English by Lee Smalley THE PERMANENT HUSBAND, also published as The Eternal Husband, is a psychological novella by the acclaimed Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The plot revolves around the intense and complex relationship between Velchaninov and Trusotsky. Velchaninov, the protagonist, is a former lover of the recently deceased wife of Trusotsky, the title character. Some critics...
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read in English by John Van Stan This is a collection of short stories written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Dostoevsky), who is arguably better-known for his lengthy, contemplative novels. Several of his trademark philosophical, political and religious themes are interwoven throughout these short stories, for example: "Dream of a Ridiculous Man" critiques European nihilism; "The Crocodile" has notes of Russian political...
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read in English by Greg Giordano; Amy; Bruce Pirie; Fannie; Malone; fshort; Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett; pjhoury; William Gavula; Mike Pelton This is a collection of short stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist and short story writer. (Summary by sidhu177) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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LibriVox recording of Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read by Librivox volunteers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the absurdities and weakness of humans seem so fresh and incisive today that if published now (a century and a half later) Notes would be considered an avant-garde post-modernist triumph. In some ways this is a heavy text, laden with conversational...
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LibriVox recording of White Nights and othere Stories, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky translated by Constance Garnett White Nights and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a compilation published in 1918 by The MacMillan Company, NY (USA) and Heinemann (UK). It contains these 7 works: - White Nights - Notes from the Underground - A Faint Heart - A Christmas Tree and a Wedding - Polzunkov - A Little Hero - Mr. Prohartchin For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read in English by Tony Addison Ivan Matveich, the most ordinary person you might hope to meet, is swallowed alive by a crocodile at a sideshow. Finding life inside the belly of the beast quite comfortable, he makes a home for himself there. His disquisitions on the state of the world from inside the crocodile make him quite a name for himself; while all the while the discussion rages outside as to whether the beast is going to be cut...
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LibriVox recording of The Idiot (Part 03 and 04) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Eva M. Martin.) Read in English by Alia Makki; Jan Moorehouse The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and...
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LibriVox recording of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Part 01 and 02)Read by Martin Geeson The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive...
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LibriVox recording of The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Unknown.) Read in English by Expatriate The House of the Dead is a novel published in 1861 by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life...
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LibriVox recording of The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate Although titled The Possessed in the initial English translation, Dostoyevsky scholars and later translations favour the titles The Devils or Demons . An extremely political book, Demons is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats begin to rise in Russia, different ideologies begin to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a...
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LibriVox recording of The Landlady by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Yuqing Everything changed when Ordynov, a secluded young thinker, stepped out of his old lodgings in search of another corner. The ailing landlord watched from a distance, while the beautiful landlady came close... A tale of love, murder, and sorcery, The Landlady is one of a kind among Fyodor Dostoevsky's works. Written at the age of 26 before he was sent to Siberia, preceded only by...
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LibriVox recording of Crime and Punishment (Version 4 Dramatic Reading) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The story tells of the inner turmoil of Rodion Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg who commits murder. His psychological and moral agitation is furthered and complicated by his family's arrival in St. Petersburg, his sister's engagement to a manipulative and unworthy man, and his encounters with the impoverished and...
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov (version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Tony Addison Described as the Great Book of Wonders by Arthur Miller, this everyday tale of fraternal affection, sibling rivalry, obsession, lust, parricide, family intrigue, spiritual faith, death by economic deprivation and ultimate salvation in the soul, boasts (among other wonders) the perfect role for Marilyn Monroe, had Arthur only ever written the play....
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LibriVox recording of Crimen y castigo by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Pedro Pedraza y Páez.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko Obra cumbre de la literatura rusa y universal. Probablemente la más conocida de Dostoyesky. Está dividida en 6 partes y un epílogo. El estudiante Raskólnikoff, agobiado por pobreza y una serie de extraños razonamientos que van creciendo en su cabeza, planifica y ejecuta un terrible asesinato, llegando a convencerse de que ha obrado con justicia y hasta con...
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov , by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and...
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LibriVox recording of Crime and Punishment (Version 3) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Mark Nelson   Crime and Punishment is the second of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from 5 years of exile in Siberia, and is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. The novel focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who...
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LibriVox recording of Uncle's Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Frederick Whishaw.) Read in English by Greg Giordano. Uncle’s Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky was written following his five year exile to Siberia where he was sent to serve in a hard labor camp. Following what could only have been a harrowing and harsh existence in Russia’s infamous prison for political and social prisoners, one would expect Dostoyevsky’s work to have been dark and bitter. Rather, [i]Uncle’s Dream...
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LibriVox recording of The Double: A Petersburg Poem by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Greg Giordano and sid. This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at work, in society, etc). This "double" has all the qualities that the protagonist lacks. His "double" bullies and persecutes him, slowly taking his place in the world. As the story...
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov (version 3) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Bruce Pirie Originally published in serial form in 1879-80, “The Brothers Karamazov” is recognized as one of the very greatest masterpieces of world literature. It is the last and finest novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who died before writing a planned sequel. The story is organized initially around the efforts of adult sons to deal with their cantankerous and...
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LibriVox recording of Crime and Punishment (version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate "Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in...
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Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment , by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first...
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