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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

ISBN-10: 0061773743

ISBN-13: 9780061773747

The quick works of Dostoevsky exist within the very huge shadow of his stunning longer novels, yet they too are between literature's such a lot respected works and supply keys to figuring out the topics in his longer works. Contained during this quantity are the fast tales "White Nights," "A Disgraceful Affair," and "The Dream of the Ridiculous Man," 3 of Dostoevsky's so much troubling, relocating, and poignant works. along A DISGRACEFUL AFFAIR, Harper Perennial will put up the quick fiction of Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Oscar Wilde to be packaged in a fantastically designed, boldly colourful boxset within the goal to draw modern fanatics of brief fiction to those respected masters of the shape. additionally, in each one of those choices will look a narrative from one of many new collections being released in 2009. a narrative from Barb Johnson's imminent assortment might be published behind this quantity.

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A week later I again happened to meet him on the stairs. That time Granny had not sent me for anything, but I had gone up to fetch something myself. It was past two in the afternoon, when our lodger usually came home. ‘Good afternoon,’ he said. ‘Good afternoon,’ I said. ’ he said. “The moment he asked me that, I blushed—I don’t know why. I felt awfully ashamed, and hurt, too, because I suppose it was clear that even strangers were beginning to wonder how I could sit all day long pinned to my Granny.

Why isn’t he like you? ” I said nothing in reply. She seemed to be waiting for me to say something. “Of course it’s probably quite true that I don’t know him very well. No, I don’t understand him very well. You see, I seemed always a little afraid of him. He was always so serious, and I couldn’t help thinking proud as well. I realise of course WHITE NIGHTS // 59 that he merely looked like that. I know there’s more tenderness in his heart than in mine. —I came to him with my bundle. ” “No, Nastenka, no,” I replied.

He stopped. I blushed and he blushed. ’ That was all that happened that time. “A week later I again happened to meet him on the stairs. That time Granny had not sent me for anything, but I had gone up to fetch something myself. It was past two in the afternoon, when our lodger usually came home. ‘Good afternoon,’ he said. ‘Good afternoon,’ I said. ’ he said. “The moment he asked me that, I blushed—I don’t know why. I felt awfully ashamed, and hurt, too, because I suppose it was clear that even strangers were beginning to wonder how I could sit all day long pinned to my Granny.

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