A Gentle Creature and Other Stories: White Nights; A Gentle by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Translation and notes by way of Alan Myers
Introduction through W. J. Leatherbarrow

In those tales, Dostoevsky explores either the determine of the dreamer divorced from fact, and likewise his personal ambiguous angle towards utopianism, topics imperative to his nice novels. In White Nights, the plain idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from "living life." a gradual Creature and The Dream of a daft guy convey how withdrawal from fact can lead to religious desolation in addition to ethical indifference, and the way, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated person can purely be resolved through the rediscovery of a feeling of compassion and accountability towards different people.
No different variation brings jointly those particular stories--which are finest while learn along one another--and the recent translations seize the entire energy and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing at its best.

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They crossed the mountains north of Rivendell and came down the River Hoarwell. In Eriador they soon mingled with the other kinds that had preceded them, but being somewhat bolder and more adventurous, they were often found as leaders or chieftains among clans of Harfoots or Stoors. Even in Bilbo’s time the strong Fallohidish strain could still be noted among the greater families, such as the Tooks and the Masters of Buckland. In the westlands of Eriador, between the Misty Mountains and the Mountains of Lune, the Hobbits found both Men and Elves.

Such glitches have been very much the exception, not the rule, and the text has otherwise maintained a consistency and integrity throughout its computerized evolution. The 1994 edition also contained a number of new corrections (again supervised by Christopher Tolkien), as well as a reconfigured index of names and page references. The 1994 text was first used in American editions published by Houghton Mifflin in 1999. A small number of further corrections were added into the 2002 three-volume edition illustrated by Alan Lee, published by HarperCollins in Great Britain and Houghton Mifflin in the United States.

By 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead. Or to take a less grievous matter: it has been supposed by some that ‘The Scouring of the Shire’ reflects the situation in England at the time when I was finishing my tale. It does not. It is an essential part of the plot, foreseen from the outset, though in the event modified by the character of Saruman as developed in the story without, need I say, any allegorical significance or contemporary political reference whatsoever. It has indeed some basis in experience, though slender (for the economic situation was entirely different), and much further back.

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