Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This novel is a profound exploration of the human psyche through the eyes of a bitter and isolated retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The protagonist, a self-proclaimed "sick" and "spiteful" man, delves into his past experiences and personal philosophies in a series of rambling and often contradictory monologues. His existential musings touch on themes such as free will, determinism, and the nature of human action, often challenging the prevailing ideologies of his time. The narrative provides a deep and unsettling insight into the darker aspects of human consciousness.

The 408th greatest book of all time


Published
1864
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
70-150
Words
67,000
Original Language
Russian

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