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The Sinner & The Saint: Dostoevsky & the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece

Author: Kevin Birmingham.

The Sinner & The Saint: Dostoevsky & the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece

Author: Kevin Birmingham.

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Item #: D33723
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594206306
Part of the appeal of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is its believability, and here Kevin Birmingham reveals the true stories that helped to inspire the masterpiece. Exiled to Siberia for his radical politics, Dostoevsky spent years studying the criminals that were his companions, and later drew inspiration for Raskolnikov from the sensational stor... More
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Part of the appeal of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is its believability, and here Kevin Birmingham reveals the true stories that helped to inspire the masterpiece. Exiled to Siberia for his radical politics, Dostoevsky spent years studying the criminals that were his companions, and later drew inspiration for Raskolnikov from the sensational story of nihilist and murderer Pierre François Lacenaire. Birmingham also tells the story of how the Russian writer fell in love with his stenographer, Anna Grigorievna, forging a partnership that would transform his career.


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