First published in , Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a By: Fyodor Dostoevsky Translator: Ignat Avsey Media of Humiliated and Insulted. The Insulted and the Injured. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. Prince Alexey, aka Alyosha, the son of Prince Valkovsky is a naïve but loveable young man who is easily manipulated by his father. Alyosha.

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Please try again later. I’d really prefer to give this book three and a half stars but I’ve rounded up because it’s Fyodr, whose works I consider to be almost sacred territory in literature. Natasha’s family plan to move from Petersburg, but just before anv leave Nellie dies from a chronic heart condition; the little girl makes it clear to Ivan she does not forgive her father for his cruel treatment of her mother.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The smallest details in this novel made all the difference for me. The book might be considered as early or proto-Dostoevsky version. Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading. Alyosha is the saintly but andd son of Prince Valkovsky, who hopes to gain financially by marrying Alyosha off to an heiress, Katya.

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We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. They are composed purely and wholly of the stuff of the soul. Want to Read saving…. In attempt to make Nikolai Natasha’s father reconcile with Natasha, Ivan persuades Nikolai and his wife to adopt Nellie.

It’s a story that has deeply affected my humanity. He is constantly torn between these two women, too indecisive and infatuated with both to make a decision. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Originally published inHumiliated and Insulted was the first full-length novel written by Fyodor Dostoevsky after returning from exile in Siberia. One deals with Vanya’s distoevsky friend and former love object, Natasha, who has left her family to live with her new lover, Alyosha. It is a fresh translation of an obscure, previously hard-to-find work.

From the Notes of an Unknown Penguin Classics. The poor woman and her daughter come back to Petersburg and find Smith; Nellie’s mother asks forgiveness, but he rejects them.

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We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Nellie’s mother is dying and she makes Nellie promise to never go for help to her real father, whose name is on a document she leaves her daughter.

See all 6 reviews. Prince Valkovsky tries to destroy Alyosha’s plans to marry Natasha, and wants to make him marry the rich princess Katerina. This is what happens sometimes even with the most kind-hearted of people, who are nevertheless weak-willed, and who, despite their kind-heartedness, are apt to get carried off into a state of ecstasy when unburdening themselves of their grief and anger, even at the expense of hurting someone innocent, more often than not someone who is dear to them.


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The Insulted and the Injured, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Village of Stepanchikovo: The other branch of the plot deals with the approximately year-old orphan Nellie, whom Vanya saves from an abusive household by taking humiliate into his apartment, and whose deceased mother’s story in some ways parallels that of Natasha.

June 5, — Shelved as: Its construction is that of an intricate detective novel, and the reader is plunged into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma, vostoevsky, above all, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships. May 21, I am amazed of the reality it conveyed me. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Finished Reading Kindle Edition.