Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in 1821

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in 1821 - Fyodor...

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Unformatted text preview: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in 1821, the second of seven children, and lived until 1881. His father, an army doctor attached to the staff of a public hospital, was a stern and self-righteous man while his mother was the opposite passive, kind, and generous and perhaps this fact accounts for Dostoevsky's filling his novels with characters who seem to possess opposite extremes of temperament. Dostoevsky's early education was in an army engineering school, where he was apparently bored with the dull routine and the unimaginative student life. He spent most of his time, therefore, dabbling in literary matters and in reading the latest authors; his penchant for literature was obsessive. And almost as obsessive was Dostoevsky's preoccupation with death, for while the young student was away at school, his father was killed by the serfs on his estate. This sudden and savage murder away at school, his father was killed by the serfs on his estate....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENG 3309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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