DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Podrostok. [The Adolescent, also The Raw Youth]. St Petersburg: A. Transhelja, 1876.
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DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Podrostok. [The Adolescent, also The Raw Youth]. St Petersburg: A. Transhelja, 1876.

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DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Podrostok. [The Adolescent, also The Raw Youth]. St Petersburg: A. Transhelja, 1876.

Rare first edition in book form of this novel, which had first appeared serialized in the journal Notes from the Fatherland in 1875. The theme of conflict between father and son, especially in their ideologies, informs this novel, which project onto a single family the generational clash between the conventional way of thinking and the new perspectives (nihilism in particular) embraced by the young of 1860s Russia. Kilgour 283.

3 parts in 2 volumes (208 x 140mm). (Titles lightly foxed, light marginal dampstaining to the first few leaves of all parts and on lower outer corner of pt 3, occasional minor spots.) Contemporary quarter calf, spines ruled and lettered in blind with a gilt monogram (joints cracked but holding, extremities worn, some worm-work to spines with small losses, edges worn, gilding faded). Provenance: I. N. Pucheglazov (monogram on spines, inscriptions and stamped exlibris on titles).
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