This anthology offers an excellent introduction to Dostoyevsky as well as a portable collection for readers already acquainted with the Russian author's works.
Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction is rich in philosophical and psychological insights.
Three novellas appear here in their entirety: Poor Folk, The Double, and Notes from the Underground. An excerpt from Crime and Punishment provides a compelling sample of Dostoyevsky's masterwork, and short stories include "Another Man's Wife" and "White Nights."