Devils

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Michael R. Katz

The third of Dostoevsky’s five major novels, Devils (1871-2), also known as The Possessed, is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray that follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincialtown.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 792 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.25 out of 5
  • Published June 18th 1992 by Oxford University Press
  • Original Title: Бесы
  • ISBN: 0192818503 (ISBN13: 9780192818508)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Stepan Trofimovitch Verhovensky
  • Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin
  • Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky
  • Lizaveta Nikolaevna
  • Alexei Nilych Kirilov...more
  • Shigalyov
  • Ivan Shatov
  • Varvara Stavrogina
  • Captain Lebyadkin
  • Liputin...less

The third of Dostoevsky’s five major novels, Devils (1871-2), also known as The Possessed, is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray that follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town. This new translation includes the chapter “Stavrogin’s confession,” initially censored by Dostoevsky’s publisher.