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Cover of: Besy by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

"BEFORE DESCRIBING THE EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS WHICH took place so recently in our town, hitherto not remarkable for anything in particular, I find it necessary, since I am not a skilled writer, to go back a little and begin with certain biographical details concerning our talented and greatly esteemed Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky."

About the Book

Also known as Demons or The Possessed, this is Dostoyevsky’s most political novel. Though critical of the left-wing revolutionaries, split as they often were into disparate factions and cells the author also tacitly rebukes the conservative elite for failing to come to terms with the high levels of disaffection in the country, a stance that would ultimately lead to their downfall.

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92 editions First published in 1913

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Publish date unknown, YMCA-Press
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Besy
Publish date unknown, Znanie Bookstore
Besy
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: The possessed
Publisher unknown
The possessed
Cover of: The Possessed
Publish date unknown, Heron Books.
The Possessed
in English
Cover of: The Possessed
Publish date unknown, ES
The Possessed
in English
Cover of: The  possessed
1913, William Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1913, Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1913, Macmillan
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1914, Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1914, Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: Die Dämonen
1920, R. Piper
Die Dämonen
in German
Cover of: Besy
1921, Izdatel'stvo I. P.Ladyzhnikova
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Die Dämonen.
1921, Piper
Die Dämonen.
in German
Cover of: Die Dämonen
1922, Piper
Die Dämonen
in German
Cover of: Die Dämonen
1922, Piper
Die Dämonen
in German
Cover of: The possessed
1931, J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., E. P. Dutton & co.
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1931, Macmillan
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1931, J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1931, Dent, Dutton
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1931, Dent, Dutton
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1936, The Modern Library
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1936, The Modern library
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1936, The Modern library
The possessed
in English
Cover of: Besy
1940, YMCA Press
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: The possessed
1944, Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1948, Macmillan
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1948, Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: Les possédés
1948, Gallimard
Les possédés
in French
Cover of: Die Dämonen
1950, I. Ladyschnikow
Die Dämonen
in German
Cover of: The possessed
1951, Macmillan
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The devils
1953, Penguin Books
The devils
in English
Cover of: The devils.
1953, Penguin
The devils.
in English
Cover of: The Devils
February 28, 1954, Penguin Classics
The Devils
Cover of: The possessed.
1959, Heritage Press
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1959, Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1960, Dent
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The devils
1960, Penguin Books
The devils
in English
Cover of: The devils
1960, Penguin Books
The devils
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1962, New American Library
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1962, New American Library
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The Possessed (Signet Classics)
July 1, 1962, Signet Classics
The Possessed (Signet Classics)
Cover of: The devils
1962, Penguin
The devils
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1962, New American Library, New English Library
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1963, Modern Library
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1965, Heinemann
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1966, Fawcett Publications
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed.
1968, Distributed by Heron Books
The possessed.
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1968, Dent
The possessed
in English
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1969, YMCA
Besy
in Russian - 2nd. ed.
Cover of: The possessed
1969, distributed by Heron Books
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The possessed
1969, distributed by Heron Books
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The devils
1971, Penguin
The devils
in English
Cover of: The Possessed
January 12, 1978, Modern Library
The Possessed
in English
Cover of: The Possessed,
January 1978, Random House
The Possessed,
Hardcover
Cover of: Riivaajat
1979, Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
Riivaajat
in Finnish
Cover of: Riivaajat
1979, Otava
Riivaajat
in Finnish
Cover of: Riivaajat
1979, Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
Riivaajat
in Finnish
Cover of: The possessed
1980, New American Library
The possessed
in English - Rev. and updated.
Cover of: The devils
1981, Penguin Books, 1981, c1971.
The devils
in English
Cover of: Demonios
1984, Alianza
Demonios
in Spanish
Cover of: Fu mo che
1986, Yüan jing chu ban shi yeh gong si
Fu mo che
in Chinese - 880-02 Zai ban.
Cover of: The possessed
1987, Heritage Press
The possessed
in English
Cover of: The Possessed
June 1989, Buccaneer Books
The Possessed
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The possessed
1991, Signet Classic
The possessed
in English
Cover of: Devils
1992, Oxford University Press
Devils
in English
Cover of: Devils (The World's Classics)
June 18, 1992, Oxford University Press, USA
Devils (The World's Classics)
in English
Cover of: Devils
1992, Oxford University Press
Devils
in English
Cover of: Besy
1993, "Sovremennik"
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Besy
1993, Slavi︠a︡nka
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Demons
1994, A.A. Knopf
Demons
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Demons
September 15, 1994, Vintage Classics
Demons
Cover of: Demons
August 9, 1994, Knopf
Demons
Hardcover in English - 1st ed edition
Cover of: Demons
September 15, 1994, Vintage Classics
Demons
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Possessed
1994, Vintage
Possessed
in English - New ed.
Cover of: Besy
1994, Akademicheskii proekt
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Demons
1994, Vintage
Demons
in English
Cover of: Besy
1995, Bibliopolis
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Demons
August 1, 1995, Vintage
Demons
Paperback in English
Cover of: Besy
1995, Bibliopolis
Besy
Unknown Binding in Russian
Cover of: Besy
1996, Soglasie
Besy
in Russian
Cover of: Besy
1996, Soglasie
Besy
Unknown Binding in Russian
Cover of: Devils
1999, Oxford University Press
Devils
in English
Cover of: Devils
December 27, 1999, Oxford University Press, USA
Devils
in English
Cover of: Devils
1999, Oxford University Press
Devils
in English
Cover of: Demons (Everyman's Library Classics)
August 25, 2000, Everyman's Library
Demons (Everyman's Library Classics)
Hardcover
Cover of: Demons
2000, Knopf
Demons
in English
Cover of: The Possessed (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)
January 15, 2004, Barnes & Noble Classics
The Possessed (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Besy.
2005, Eksmo (M.)
Besy.
Hardcover
Cover of: Besy
2005, Azbuka - klassika
Besy
Hardcover in Russian
Cover of: The Possessed
September 27, 2006, BiblioBazaar
The Possessed
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Possessed (Large Print Edition)
September 27, 2006, BiblioBazaar
The Possessed (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Devils
2008, Oxford University Press
Devils
in English

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