White Nights. A Sentimental Story from the Diary of a Dreamer. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by. White Nights And Other Stories By Fyodor Dostoevsky. This edition created and published by Global Grey Downloaded from raudone.info Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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Free PDF, epub, site ebook. By Fyodor Dostoevsky. A collection of 7 short stories: White Nights; Notes From Underground; A Faint Heart; A Christmas Tree . White Nights. English. In categories: Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky collection. Book ID: White Nights. Book cover may not be accurate (+). ersity of)uthern Regio ibrary Facilit WHITE NIGHTS AND OTHER STORIES THE NOVELS OF FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY VOLUME X NOVELS BY FYODOR.
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James Strachey. Fromm, E. The Art of Loving. The girl would tell him her story and be with him, provided that it does not lead into romance. She too is as lonely as the narrator.
Second Night On their second meeting, Nastenka seeks to find out more about him. He tells her that he has no history because he has spent his life utterly alone. When she presses him to continue, he suggests that he is of the type of the "dreamer".
He begins to tell his story in the third person, calling himself "the hero. He dreams of everything, from befriending poets to having a place in the winter with a girl by his side. He says that the dreariness of everyday life kills people, while in his dreams he can make his life as he wishes it to be.
At the end of his moving speech, Nastenka sympathetically assures him that she will be his friend. Nastenka's Story Nastenka tells the narrator her story. She grew up with her strict grandmother who gave her a largely sheltered upbringing.
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Her grandmother's pension being too small, they rent out their house to gain income. When their first lodger dies, he is replaced by a younger man. The young man begins a silent courtship with Nastenka, often giving her a book so that she may develop a reading habit. On one occasion, the young man invites her and her grandmother to a performance of The Barber of Seville.
On the night that the young lodger is about to leave Petersburg for Moscow, Nastenka urges him to marry her. He refuses immediate marriage, saying that he does not have money to support them, but assures her that he will return for her a year later. Nastenka finishes her story at the end of this, noting that a year has gone and he hasn't sent her a single letter.
Third Night The narrator gradually realizes that despite his assurance that their friendship would remain platonic, he has inevitably fallen in love with her. He nevertheless helps her by writing and posting a letter to her lover, and conceals his feelings for her. They await his reply to the letter or his appearance, but Nastenka grows restless at his absence and takes comfort in the narrator's friendship.
Their first child, Sonya, had been conceived in Baden-Baden , and was born in Geneva on 5 March The baby died of pneumonia three months later, and Anna recalled how Dostoevsky "wept and sobbed like a woman in despair".
In April , Dostoevsky made a final visit to a gambling hall in Wiesbaden. Anna claimed that he stopped gambling after the birth of their second daughter, but this is a subject of debate.
During the trip, he burnt several manuscripts, including those of The Idiot, because he was concerned about potential problems with customs. The family arrived in Saint Petersburg on 8 July, marking the end of a honeymoon originally planned for three months that had lasted over four years. Their son Fyodor was born on 16 July, and they moved to an apartment near the Institute of Technology soon after.
They hoped to cancel their large debts by selling their rental house in Peski, but difficulties with the tenant resulted in a relatively low selling price, and disputes with their creditors continued. Anna proposed that they raise money on her husband's copyrights and negotiate with the creditors to pay off their debts in installments. Around early the family spent several months in Staraya Russa , a town known for its mineral spa.
Dostoevsky's work was delayed when Anna's sister Maria Svatkovskaya died on 1 May , either from typhus or malaria ,  and Anna developed an abscess on her throat.
White Nights and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Demons was finished on 26 November and released in January by the "Dostoevsky Publishing Company", which was founded by Dostoevsky and his wife. Although they only accepted cash payments and the bookshop was in their own apartment, the business was successful, and they sold around 3, copies of Demons. Anna managed the finances.
Dostoevsky proposed that they establish a new periodical, which would be called A Writer's Diary and would include a collection of essays, but funds were lacking, and the Diary was published in Vladimir Meshchersky 's The Citizen, beginning on 1 January, in return for a salary of 3, rubles per year.
In the summer of , Anna returned to Staraya Russa with the children, while Dostoevsky stayed in St Petersburg to continue with his Diary. In his fifteen months with The Citizen, he had been taken to court twice: on 11 June for citing the words of Prince Meshchersky without permission, and again on 23 March Dostoevsky offered to sell a new novel he had not yet begun to write to The Russian Messenger, but the magazine refused.
Dostoevsky accepted. As his health began to decline, he consulted several doctors in St Petersburg and was advised to take a cure outside Russia. Around July, he reached Ems and consulted a physician, who diagnosed him with acute catarrh.
During his stay he began The Adolescent. He returned to Saint Petersburg in late July. Dostoevsky finished The Adolescent at the end of , although passages of it had been serialised in Notes of the Fatherland since January. The Adolescent chronicles the life of Arkady Dolgoruky, the illegitimate child of the landowner Versilov and a peasant mother.
It deals primarily with the relationship between father and son, which became a frequent theme in Dostoevsky's subsequent works. The book includes numerous essays and a few short stories about society, religion, politics and ethics. The collection sold more than twice as many copies as his previous books. Dostoevsky received more letters from readers than ever before, and people of all ages and occupations visited him.
With assistance from Anna's brother, the family bought a dacha in Staraya Russa. In the summer of , Dostoevsky began experiencing shortness of breath again. He visited Ems for the third time and was told that he might live for another 15 years if he moved to a healthier climate.
When he returned to Russia, Tsar Alexander II ordered Dostoevsky to visit his palace to present the Diary to him, and he asked him to educate his sons, Sergey and Paul. This visit further increased Dosteyevsky's circle of acquaintances.
Rather than returning to Ems, he visited Maly Prikol, a manor near Kursk. While returning to St Petersburg to finalise his Diary, he visited Darovoye, where he had spent much of his childhood. In December he attended Nekrasov's funeral and gave a speech. He was appointed an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences , from which he received an honorary certificate in February He declined an invitation to an international congress on copyright in Paris after his son Alyosha had a severe epileptic seizure and died on 16 May.
The family later moved to the apartment where Dostoevsky had written his first works. Around this time, he was elected to the board of directors of the Slavic Benevolent Society in Saint Petersburg. Dostoevsky made his fourth and final visit to Ems in early August He was diagnosed with early-stage pulmonary emphysema , which his doctor believed could be successfully managed, but not cured.
On 8 June he delivered his speech , giving an impressive performance that had a significant emotional impact on his audience. His speech was met with thunderous applause, and even his long-time rival Turgenev embraced him.
Konstantin Staniukovich praised the speech in his essay "The Pushkin Anniversary and Dostoevsky's Speech" in The Business , writing that "the language of Dostoevsky's [Pushkin Speech] really looks like a sermon.
He speaks with the tone of a prophet. He makes a sermon like a pastor; it is very deep, sincere, and we understand that he wants to impress the emotions of his listeners.
On the following day, Dostoevsky suffered a pulmonary haemorrhage. Anna denied that the search had caused it, saying that the haemorrhage had occurred after her husband had been looking for a dropped pen holder.But what did I want with acquaintances?
Shame and pride and love were all clamouring in me at once. She also mentions that she will be married within a week and hopes that he will come.
I began talking, but relapsed into silence. Then she suddenly became so tender. Do you know why I have come?
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