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366

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The House of the Dead (Russian: Записки из Мёртвого дома, Zapiski iz Myortvovo doma) is a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1860–2 in the journal Vremya by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. The novel has also been published under the titles Memoirs from the House of The Dead, Notes from the Dead House (or Notes from a Dead House), and Notes from the House of the Dead. The book is, essentially, a disguised memoir; a loosely-knit collection of facts, events and philosophical discussion organised by "theme" rather than as a continuous story. Dostoevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a prison following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts.

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Récits de la maison des morts
January 4, 1999, Flammarion
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The house of the dead
1987, Penguin Books
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Memoirs from the house of the dead
1983, Oxford University Press
in English
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The house of the dead
November 1, 1979, Dutton Adult
Hardcover in English
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Memoirs from the House of the Dead.
1956, Oxford University Press
in English
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Oxford

Edition Notes

This translation originally published, 1965.

Bibliography, pxix.

Translation of, Zapiski iz mertvogo doma.

Series
The World's classics
Translated From
Russian

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.73/3
Library of Congress
PG3326.Z3

Contributors

Translator
Jessie Coulson

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiii, 366p.
Number of pages
366

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22310864M
Internet Archive
memoirsfromhouse00dost
ISBN 10
0192816136
Library Thing
109571
Goodreads
723813

First Sentence

"Our prison stood at the edge of the fortress, right next to the ramparts."

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