Notes From Underground

Notes From Underground

Written by:
Introduction by:
Afterword by: Andrew R. MacAndrew
Translated by: Andrew R. MacAndrew

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451529558
  • 256 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


A collection of powerful stories by one of the masters of Russian literature, illustrating Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s thoughts on political philosophy, religion and above all, humanity.

From the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying a human life, to the anxious antihero of Notes From Underground—a man who both craves and despises affection—this volume and its often-tormented characters showcase Dostoyevsky’s evolving outlook on man’s fate. The compelling works presented here were written at distinct periods in the author’s life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer. Thomas Mann described Dostoyevsky as “an author whose Christian sympathy is ordinarily devoted to human misery, sin, vice, the depths of lust and crime, rather than to nobility of body and soul”—and Notes From Underground as “an awe-and-terror-inspiring example of this sympathy.”
Translated and with an Afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrew
With an Introduction by Ben Marcus
Notes From Underground

Notes From Underground

Written by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Introduction by: Ben Marcus, Afterword by: Andrew R. MacAndrew, Translated by: Andrew R. MacAndrew