Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The Possessed" is a complex political novel set in a provincial Russian town, exploring the destructive influence of radical ideologies on society. The narrative revolves around a group of revolutionaries, their philosophical debates and their destructive actions, driven by nihilism and anarchism. The story is a critique of the political and social chaos of the time, showcasing the author's deep understanding of human psychology and his profound insights into the human condition. It is an exploration of faith, reason, and the nature of freedom and is considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature.

The 132nd greatest book of all time


Published
1872
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
500-800
Words
332,000
Original Language
Russian

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