Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers. This Penguin Classics edition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Demons is translated by Robert A. Maguire and edited by Ronald Meyer, with an introduction by Robert. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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In the aftermath, Pyotr Stepanovich who was mysteriously absent from the reading seeks to persuade dfmons traumatized Julia Mikhaylovna that it wasn’t as bad as she thinks and that it is essential for her to attend the ball.

He tells Fedka that he won’t give him a penny and that if he meets him again he will tie him up and take him to the police. A strange and harrowing confrontation ends with Pyotr Stepanovich fleeing in a panic.

By flattery, surrounding her with a retinue and encouraging her exaggerated liberal ambition, he acquires a power over her and over the tone of her salon.

She accuses him of being an imposter who has come to kill her with his knife, and demands to know what he has done with her “Prince”. Thus Pyotr Stepanovich, an intelligent and ambitious young man, devoid of moral values but a skilled speaker, endowed with a great charisma and power of conviction, uses this capacity and creates a mythical and prophetic atmosphere around him to lead a constituted group of individuals, who act submissively to their excesses.

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From the turmoil of the s emerged Notes from the Undergrounda psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky’s artistic and creative development. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


A common criticism of Demonsparticularly from Dostoevsky’s liberal and radical contemporaries, is that it is exaggerated and dostoevsmy, a result dostevsky the author’s over-active imagination and excessive interest in the psycho-pathological.

This subservience stems from the lack of ethical principles, moral inadequacy and, above all, greed for power, regardless of the means.

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Keep Exploring Britannica Lord Byron. A difficult reconciliation between the two friends, during which some painful events from the past are recalled, is effected. Stavrogin asks the priest, Tikhon, if he has a problem with his cyodor. In his final conscious hours he recognizes the deceit of his dostovsky, forgives others, and makes an ecstatic speech expressing his re-kindled love of God.

Refresh and try again. They traveled abroad and returned in The revolutionary crew, however, are alarmed. The idealistic, western-influenced generation of the s, epitomized in the character of Stepan Verkhovensky who is both Pyotr Verkhovensky’s father and Nikolai Stavrogin’s childhood teacherare presented as yfodor unconscious progenitors and helpless accomplices of the ‘demonic’ forces that take possession of the town.

There is one absolute truth, which all have to live by, and it will be forced upon the people by using remons. When she realizes that he is extremely ill and that Sofya Matveyevna has been looking after him, her attitude softens and she sends for her doctor. In a provincial town where nothing ever happens, a new Governor has been appointed. Although he shows some great insight into politics of his time, he never goes anywhere with it.


Jul 26, Bruce rated it it was amazing. When Liza demands the truth from Stavrogin, he replies that he was against the murder but knew it was going to happen and didn’t stop the murderers.

I witnessed first hand the slow declension of burgeoning intellects through a routine of television, video games and a fear of reading books. She has been looking for him since his disappearance, and her ferocity greatly frightens both Stepan Trofimovich and Sofya Matveyevna. Seeing him, Andrey Antonovich begins to show signs of derangement. Many of the respectable public have chosen not to attend but there is an increased number of dubious types, who make straight for the drinking area.

E hoje, quando reflito nisto assusto-me ao pensar naquilo em que Portugal esteve perto de se transformar, em The enigmatic Stavrogin dominates the novel.

Cuando el pueblo pierde esa fe deja ya de ser pueblo. Pyotr Stepanovich is not suspected, and news spreads that Stavrogin has left on the train for Petersburg. About Demons Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.

Greatness is not a bolus of achievement or a gout of acclaim. Rather Pyotr Stepanovich is trying to involve Stavrogin in some radical political plans of his own, and is avidly seeking to fyoxor of use to him.

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