New PDF release: A Disgraceful Affair: Stories (Harper Perennial Classic

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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

ISBN-10: 0061773743

ISBN-13: 9780061773747

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

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She said, raising her head. “No, of course not,” I replied, checking myself. ” she replied firmly, but lowering her head and not looking at me. “Why is it impossible? ” I went on pleading with her, the idea having rather appealed to me. “It all depends what sort of a letter it is, Nastenka. There are letters and letters, and—oh, Nastenka, believe me it’s true. Trust me, Nastenka, please! I wouldn’t give you bad advice. It can all be arranged. It was you who took the first step, wasn’t it? ” “No; it’s quite impossible!

Of dinner perhaps? Or how he’s going to spend the evening? what is he looking at like that? At the gentleman of the solidly prosperous exterior who is bowing so picturesquely to the lady who drives past in a splendid carriage drawn by a pair of mettlesome horses? No, Nastenka, what do all those trivial things matter to him now? He is rich beyond compare with his own individual life; he has become rich in the twinkling of an eye, as it were, and it was not for nothing that the farewell ray of the setting sun WHITE NIGHTS // 29 flashed so gaily across his vision and called forth a whole swarm of impressions from his glowing heart.

And once more she burst into tears. ” I cried, jumping up from the seat in utter despair. ” she said, raising her head. “No, of course not,” I replied, checking myself. ” she replied firmly, but lowering her head and not looking at me. “Why is it impossible? ” I went on pleading with her, the idea having rather appealed to me. “It all depends what sort of a letter it is, Nastenka. There are letters and letters, and—oh, Nastenka, believe me it’s true. Trust me, Nastenka, please! I wouldn’t give you bad advice.

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