Sunday, July 5, 2009


Tense with passionate drama, built on complex plots in which crime plays a prominent part; his sprawling novels derive much of their incorporation of his ideas about ethics.

He was at work on a full-sized novel when, early in May 1849, he was arrested and subsequently brought to trial on the charge of having been involved in a subversive organization. Dostoevski was sentenced to four years hard labor in Siberia, and while there, he married the widow of a minor Siberian official.

When the couple was allowed to return to the capital, he took up his pen again, writing fiction and working for two short lived monthlies, published by his brother and edited by him.
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