The Possessed

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

In overdue in 1860s Russia there has been an strange point of political unrest attributable to pupil teams motivated through liberal, socialist and progressive rules imported from Europe. In 1869, Dostoevsky conceived the belief of a 'pamphlet novel' directed opposed to the radicals. He excited about the crowd prepared via younger agitator Sergey Nechayev, relatively their homicide of a former comrade on the Petrovskaya Agricultural Academy in Moscow. sooner than this, Dostoevsky have been engaged on a philosophical novel reading the mental and ethical implications of atheism. The political polemic and the mental novel have been merged right into a unmarried greater scale undertaking, which grew to become The Possessed.

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