Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the influence of a charismatic yet unscrupulous self-styled innovative chief on a bunch of credulous followers.
Inspired through the genuine tale of a political homicide that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a “novel-pamphlet” within which he may say every thing concerning the plague of materialist ideology that he observed infecting his fatherland. What emerged used to be a prophetic and ferociously humorous masterpiece of ideology and homicide in pre-revolutionary Russia–a novel that's rivaled basically via The Brothers Karamazov as Dostoevsky’s greatest.
The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky proceed their acclaimed sequence of Dostoevsky translations with this novel, sometimes called The Possessed.
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