By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The quick works of Dostoevsky exist within the very huge shadow of his stunning longer novels, yet they too are between literature's such a lot respected works and provide keys to realizing the subjects in his longer works. Contained during this quantity are the quick tales "White Nights," "A Disgraceful Affair," and "The Dream of the Ridiculous Man," 3 of Dostoevsky's so much troubling, relocating, and poignant works. along A DISGRACEFUL AFFAIR, Harper Perennial will put up the fast fiction of Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Oscar Wilde to be packaged in a fantastically designed, boldly colourful boxset within the goal to draw modern enthusiasts of brief fiction to those respected masters of the shape. additionally, in each one of those decisions will look a narrative from one of many new collections being released in 2009. a narrative from Barb Johnson's imminent assortment could be revealed behind this quantity.
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Extra resources for A Disgraceful Affair: Stories (Harper Perennial Classic Stories)
Said Nastenka, looking a little confused. “Oh, the letter! . Well——” But she didn’t finish. At first she turned her pretty face away from me, then she blushed like a rose, and then all of a sudden I felt that the letter which she must have written long before was in my hand. It was in a sealed envelope. A strangely familiar, sweet, lovely memory flashed through my mind. ” I began. ” both of us burst out singing. I almost embraced her with delight, and she blushed as only she could blush and laughed through the tears which trembled on her dark eyelashes like pearls.
52 \\ F YO D O R D O S T OY E V S K Y “Well, that’s enough,” she said, speaking rapidly. “Goodbye now. Here’s the letter and here’s the address where you have to take it. Goodbye! ” She pressed both my hands warmly, nodded her head, and darted away down her side-street. I remained standing in the same place for a long time, following her with my eyes. “Till tomorrow! ” flashed through my mind as she disappeared from sight. Third Night It was a sad and dismal day today, rainy, without a ray of hope, just like the long days of my old age which I know will be as sad and dismal.
He sent us Pushkin. And in the end I didn’t know what to do if I had no book to read and I gave up dreaming of marrying a prince of royal blood. “So it went on till one day I happened to meet our lodger on the stairs. Granny had sent me to fetch something. He stopped. I blushed and he blushed. ’ That was all that happened that time. “A week later I again happened to meet him on the stairs. That time Granny had not sent me for anything, but I had gone up to fetch something myself. It was past two in the afternoon, when our lodger usually came home.
A Disgraceful Affair: Stories (Harper Perennial Classic Stories) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky