Uncle’s Dream

Dostoevsky, Fyodor


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The small town of Mordasov is all abuzz at the arrival of Prince K , a wealthy, ageing landowner, after an absence of several years. Marya Alexandrovna Moskaleva, a local gossip and fearsome schemer, decides that he would be an advantageous match for her daughter Zina. But in her endeavours to make such a union come about, she must contend with rival matchmakers and Zina’s existing suitors.
The first book Dostoevsky wrote after serving his sentence in a Siberian prison camp an experience that inspired his semi-autobiographical novel The House of the Dead Uncle’s Dream shares none of that work’s gloomy tone or weighty subject matter- it is a humorous drawing-room novella, a satire of Russian society that can be enjoyed as a lighter counterpoint to the author’s later works.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
Imprint: Alma Classics
Publication date: 21/02/2020
Series: Alma Classics

ISBN: 9781847497680 Category: