The Gambler

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Publisher's Synopsis

Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and follows the misfortunes of the young tutor Alexei Ivanovich. As he succumbs to the temptations of the roulette table, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wills with Polina, the woman he unrequitedly loves. With an unforgettable cast of fellow gamblers and figures from European high society, this darkly comic novel of greed and self-destruction reveals Dostoevsky at his satirical and psychological best.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847493828
Publisher: Alma Books COMMIS
Imprint: Alma Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 891.733
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 210g
Height: 198mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 17mm