Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Robert A. Magure (trans.); Robert

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Robert A. Magure (trans.); Robert Belknap (ed.)

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FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY Demons A Novel in Three Parts Translated by ROBERT A. MAGUIRE Edited by RONALD MEYER Introduction by ROBERT L. com First published 1871–2 This translation first published 2008 Translation copyright © The estate of Robert A. Maguire, 2008 Editorial material copyright © Ronald Meyer, 2008 Introduction copyright © Robert L. Belknap, 2008 All rights reserved. The moral right of the translator and editors has been asserted. Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser 978-0-14-191728-3 Chronology 1821 (30 October)∗ Born Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky, in Moscow, the son of Mikhail Andreyevich, head physician at Mariinsky Hospital for the Poor, and Marya Fyodorovna, daughter of a merchant family.

They lived abroad for four years, then in 1873 he was invited to edit Grazhdanin (Citizen), to which he contributed his A Writer’s Diary. From 1876 the latter was issued separately and had a large circulation. In 1880 he delivered his famous address at the unveiling of Pushkin’s memorial in Moscow; he died six months later in 1881. Most of his important works were written after 1864: Notes from Underground (1864), Crime and Punishment (1865–6), The Gambler (1866), The Idiot (1868), Demons (1871–2) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

1865 Epokha ceases publication because of lack of funds. Suslova rejects his proposal of marriage. Gambles in Wiesbaden. Works on Crime and Punishment. 1866 Dmitry Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II. Crime and Punishment and The Gambler published. The latter written in 26 days with the help of his future wife, the stenographer Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina (b. 1846). 1867 Marries, and hounded by creditors, the couple leaves for Western Europe and settles in Dresden. 1868 Birth of daughter, Sofia, who dies only three months old.

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