Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all times. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.
The Adolescent really is an unjustly neglected book. As a study of the coming of age of a confused young man, it couldn't be bettered for capturing his mindset; and as the saga of a truly dysfunctional Russian family it can't be faulted. * Shiny New Books *