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Dostoyevski The Gambler and other stories
« on: May 04, 2017, 07:22:01 PM »
Dane has recently mentioned the great novel The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is classic small book about a roulette player in Roulettenberg, which in reality is Baden Baden with its famous casino. At the time of writing the recently remarried Dostoevski lived and played passionately roulette in Baden Baden and he actually wrote the novel to have money to gamble.

You can download The Gambler in pdf or enjoy the full novel as an audiobook:


Thank you Dane for reminding us this great book and this great author and roulette player.


This is the house were Dostoeyski wrote The Gambler in Baden Baden Germany.


 
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Re: Dostoyevski The Gambler and other stories
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 11:44:32 PM »
It seems that it was written in a hurry to meet a deadline . The deal was that he had to produce a novel within a given time frame or he had to forfeit the Rights to ALL of his writings. Which , I suppose, is why it is a short story.  Nice to let The Fair Sex have a turn at being a compulsive gambler  ! And  a Grandmother at that !
 
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