Gripping new translations of two harrowing psychological novels by the Russian master
The two novels of inner turmoil brought together here mark a turning point for Dostoyevsky, and are among his most personally revealing. The anonymous narrator of Notes from Underground (1864) tells of his refusal to become a worker in the â?ant-hillâ? of society and of his gradual withdrawal to an underground existence. A classic study of human breakdown, The Double (1846) tells of a man haunted by his doubleâ?or is it just the fearful side of his own nature? Both are universal testaments of human despair, made vibrant in masterly new translations.