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The Adolescent Fyodor Dostoevsky Author

Not till J. D. Salinger created Holden Caulfield has there ever been so convincing a portrait of an adolescent.—Toronto Daily Star The fourth of Dostoevsky's five major novels, this is the story of a nineteen-year-old searching for identity amid the disorder of Russian society in the 1870s. Arkady is the illegitimate child of a landowner and the wife of his estate's gardener. He has refused to go to university, instead traveling to St. Petersburg in pursuit of a secestate's gardener. He has refused to go to university, instead traveling to St. Petersburg in pursuit of a secret goal—and of a relationship with his father. read more