The Double and the Gambler


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Two small masterpieces in one volume. First, The Double, a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare that foreshadows Kafka and Sartre. A minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger - a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues. In the dilemma of his increasingly paranoid hero, Dostoevsky makes vividly concrete the inner plurality of consciousness that would become a major theme of his work. Second, The Gambler, ...

The Double and the Gambler 2007, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375719011

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The Double and The Gambler 2005, Everyman's Library, London

ISBN-13: 9781857152951