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This is an auction for THE POSSESSED by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in two volumes.

Alternative titles: THE DEVILS and DEMONS.

From Wikipedia:

"DEMONS is an 1872 novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Though titled THE POSSESSED in the initial English translation, Dostoyevsky scholars and later translations favour the titles The Devils or Demons. An extremely political book, THE POSSESSED is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats begin to rise in Russia, different ideologies begin to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye on both the left-wing idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundation as demonic, and the conservative establishment's ineptitude in dealing with those ideas and their social consequences. This form of intellectual conservativism tied to the Slavophile movement of Dostoyevsky's day, called Pochvennichestvo, is seen to have continued on into its modern manifestation in individuals like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Dostoyevsky's novels focus on the idea that utopias and positivist ideas, in being utilitarian, were unrealistic and unobtainable . . . "

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Two morocco-bound hardbacks from the same edition as those in the photograph.

Undated, but about 1970.

616 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • tracked mail$6.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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