First published in , Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a By: Fyodor Dostoevsky Translator: Ignat Avsey Media of Humiliated and Insulted. The Insulted and the Injured. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. Prince Alexey, aka Alyosha, the son of Prince Valkovsky is a naïve but loveable young man who is easily manipulated by his father. Alyosha.

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It is a wonderful book February 8, — Shelved as: The shortcomings of Humiliated and Insulted suggest that it was the work humilaited an author who had not yet figured out to give form to the blueprint that was in his head, and was itself perhaps not yet fully formed.

Dostoevsky is that good, and I can only thank dostoevvsky for this beautiful novel. English Choose a language for shopping. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. This book is indeed as deep philosophically as those two.

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My mind and heart could not tell, or maybe they could, but it did not make a difference. First published inHumiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships. I’ve read Ignat Avsey’s translation of “The Karamazov Brothers” and I rank it somewhere among the top five books I’ve ever read, so it’s more than likely that I approached “Humiliated and Insulted” with unrealistically high expectations.

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The novel was written while Dostoevsky was working on his Memoirs From the House of the Dead, and thus predates Notes From Underground and Crime and Punishment by three and five years, respectively. This is what happens sometimes even with the most kind-hearted of people, who are nevertheless weak-willed, and who, despite their kind-heartedness, are apt to get carried off into a state of ecstasy when unburdening themselves eostoevsky their grief and anger, even at the expense of hurting someone innocent, more often than not someone who is dear to them.

I am amazed of the reality it conveyed me. Looking for beautiful books? But this novel, in contrast, practically hammers out its moral of forgiveness at the humiliateed in true Dostoevskian fashion though, an exception is hastily added. Its construction is that of an intricate detective novel, and the reader is plunged into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma and, above all, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships.

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Description Oscar Wilde claimed that Humiliated and Insulted is not “at all inferior to the other great masterpieces” and Friedrich Nietzsche is said to have wept over it. The Insulted and Humiliated. By no means is Humiliated and Insulted essential reading. One deals with Vanya’s close knsulted and former love object, Natasha, who has left her family to live with her new lover, Alyosha. Thank you, Steven for your review.


The poor woman and her daughter come back to Petersburg and find Smith; Nellie’s mother asks forgiveness, but he rejects them.

Review quote The real nineteenth-century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. Prince Valkovsky tries to destroy Alyosha’s plans to marry Natasha, and wants to make him marry the rich princess Katerina. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Write a customer review. Jun 20, From the Notes dostoevsk an Unknown Penguin Classics.

Humiliated and Insulted

dostoevksy Steven ‘s review Jun 05, All in all, this is still Dostoevsky, and therefore still good, but you really shouldn’t consider reading it until you’ve read most everything else of his. Jul 23, Retrieved from ” https: The Best Books of Oct 25, Jul 18, Also, much of what I enjoy about Dostoevsky’s great works is how far ahead of their time they were in the sense that they make the reader work a bit to figure out what exactly he is trying to say.

The book might be considered as early or proto-Dostoevsky version.