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Publisher description for Demons : a novel in three parts / by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.


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Counter Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horried Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Nihilism Fiction, Terrorists Russia Fiction, Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917 Fiction