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The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky

Author: Andrew D. Kaufman.

The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky

Author: Andrew D. Kaufman.

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Item #: D40183
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 374
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: 9780525537144
In 1866, 20-year-old stenographer Anna Snitkina applied for a position with a writer she idolized: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Alarmed by his condition, Anna became his confidante, then his wife, and finally his business manager, resulting in one of literature's most turbulent and fascinating marriages. In this revelatory biography, Andrew Kaufman recounts how Anna ... More
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In 1866, 20-year-old stenographer Anna Snitkina applied for a position with a writer she idolized: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Alarmed by his condition, Anna became his confidante, then his wife, and finally his business manager, resulting in one of literature's most turbulent and fascinating marriages. In this revelatory biography, Andrew Kaufman recounts how Anna fiercely protected Dostoevsky from predatory creditors and relatives, helped him contain his gambling addiction, and founded her own publishing house, making her the first solo female publisher in Russian history.


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