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The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor [Kindle Edition]

Fyodor Dostoyevsky , H. P. (Helena Petrovna) Blavatsky
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. Between 1849 and 1854 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. He died in 1881. He is also the author of Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Devils.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 105 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B004NG7VEA
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00847RDK6
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821, the second of a physician's seven children. His mother died in 1837 and his father was murdered a little over two years later. When he left his private boarding school in Moscow he studied from 1838 to 1843 at the Military Engineering College in St Petersburg, graduating with officer's rank. His first story to be published, 'Poor Folk' (1846), was a great success.

In 1849 he was arrested and sentenced to death for participating in the 'Petrashevsky circle'; he was reprieved at the last moment but sentenced to penal servitude, and until 1854 he lived in a convict prison at Omsk, Siberia. In the decade following his return from exile he wrote The Village of Stepanchikovo (1859) and The House of the Dead (1860). Whereas the latter draws heavily on his experiences in prison, the former inhabits a completely different world, shot through with comedy and satire.

In 1861 he began the review Vremya (Time) with his brother; in 1862 and 1863 he went abroad, where he strengthened his anti-European outlook, met Mlle Suslova, who was the model for many of his heroines, and gave way to his passion for gambling. In the following years he fell deeply in debt, but in 1867 he married Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina (his second wife), who helped to rescue him from his financial morass. They lived abroad for four years, then in 1873 he was invited to edit Grazhdanin (The Citizen), to which he contributed his Diary of a Writer. From 1876 the latter was issued separately and had a large circulation. In 1880 he delivered his famous address at the unveiling of Pushkin's memorial in Moscow; he died six months later in 1881. Most of his important works were written after 1864: Notes from Underground (1864), Crime and Punishment (1865-6), The Gambler (1866), The Idiot (1869), The Devils (1871) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I believe that this is a classic because not only does it turn the concepts of many upside down, but because once you think about it, that is somehow the way things are, twisted as it may seem. The difficult moral monologue the Bishop puts himself through during this book/tale from book is a good explanation of how human beings display their contradictions.

A must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An impressive religious parable 14 Mar 2005
Included in the great work "The Karamazov Brothers" as a tale written by Ivan Karamazov, this story appears here alone.
And it deserves it. A strong critic on the Catholic Church as an institution, it is a parable that describes the second coming of Christ, and His meeting with the Gran Inquisitor.
It's a superbly written book, with very impressive ideas, and that will surely be worth of the short time it will take to read.
Recomended for atheists, catholics, muslims, agnostics and everyone else, provided that they're open minded and apreciate god literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting tale with a teasing ending 6 Aug 2011
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Translation by H.P. Blavatsky.
This is an interesting tale with a teasing ending so, be warned, if you read this story you will find yourself wanting to read the full text of "The Karamazov Brothers"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 13 Jan 2014
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Thought provoking easy quick read, enjoyed it very much. For free what not to like I say to you all
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite author 7 July 2013
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This is my favourite author. I buy all his books. Bought it as e-book for my ipad. Still reading it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Blown 21 Jun 2013
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This is an excellent translation of the grand inquisitor. A short read but very enjoyable. People of all religions should read this book. Approach this book with an open mind, you wont be disappointed.
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