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The Gambler provides one of the finest insights into the mind of the compulsive gambler ever written (understandable, given Dostoevsky was a compulsive Gambler).
As for why you should buy this particular edition... The translation: Pevear and Volokhonsky are simply brilliant.
So... these are my first of Dostoevsky's novellas outside of, I suppose, Notes.... it was really nice to feel the power of his prose in such a confined space, and it was quite... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jim rice
The Gambler provides one of the finest insights into the mind of the compulsive gambler ever written (understandable, given Dostoevsky was a compulsive Gambler). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charcoal Chicken
The Double is weird and the Gambler describes a common pathological pattern, that survives into the new century, in detail.Published 8 months ago by Songplayerman
These two "novellas" bring me back to the Wonder Years of high school, when Crime and Punishment surprised me how much the voice in Raskolnikov's head sometimes sounds... Read morePublished 14 months ago by HPB
Both stories are good. I have not found a Dostoevsky book I didn't like. Characters are typical Russian. Read more
These two stories do not impress me. They are not near the best of Dostoyevesky. Stick to the longer novels of Dostoyevsky to see why he is considered one of the greatest writers... Read morePublished on April 28, 2012 by Tony Marquise Jr.
These two Dostoevsky shorts aren't very well known, and for good reason. They're less spectacular or influential than his sprawling novels, which are more well known because... Read morePublished on October 17, 2011 by Jeffrey S. Larocque
This review is limited to THE GAMBLER. My excuse is that I set out as a 2011 reading project to read the major works of Fyodor Dostoevsky in chronological order: THE GAMBLER was... Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by R. M. Peterson
Nice binding, good size print. I love books that are 2-in-1 like this.
Also I like the built-in book-mark.