Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Brief Biography


Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Brief Biography

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky  Brief Biography

Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Brief Biography

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian writer, philosopher, and literary genius who is widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. He was born in Moscow to a family of minor landowners and was educated in a boarding school for boys. Dostoyevsky was heavily influenced by his family’s experiences and struggles, which eventually found their way into his writing.

Dostoyevsky’s literary career began in the 1840s when he started publishing short stories and essays in literary journals. His first novel, “Poor Folk,” was published in 1846 and was a critical success. This was followed by several other novels, including “The Double” (1846), “The Landlady” (1847), and “The Village of Stepanchikovo” (1859).

In 1849, Dostoyevsky was arrested for his involvement in a political society, and he was sentenced to four years in a Siberian prison camp. This experience had a profound impact on him, and he later wrote about his experiences in his novel “House of the Dead” (1861-1862).

After his release from prison, Dostoyevsky moved to Europe and continued to write. He published several more novels, including “Crime and Punishment” (1866), “The Idiot” (1868-1869), “The Possessed” (1872), and “The Brothers Karamazov” (1880). These novels are considered masterpieces of literature and have been translated into many languages.

Dostoyevsky was a deeply religious man and his works often explored the relationship between faith and morality. He was also a passionate advocate for the rights of the poor and oppressed, and his works often touched on social and political issues.

In 1876, Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkina, a stenographer who had helped him transcribe “The Brothers Karamazov.” They had several children, including a son who died in infancy. Dostoyevsky died of a pulmonary hemorrhage in 1881 at the age of 59. 0 0 0.


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