The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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A short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky written in 1877. It begins with a man walking St. Petersburg's streets while musing upon how ridiculous his life is, as well as its distinct lack of meaning or purpose. This train of thought leads him to the idea of suicide, which he resolves to commit using a previously-acquired gun. However, a chance encounter with a distressed little girl in the street derails his drastic plans.

Title:The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781419160226
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  • Muhtasin Fuad

    The Dream Of A Ridiculous Man by Fyodor DostoyevskyIn this short story, the main character described his strange dream about happy land and people living in peace without desires or sins. That dream m...

  • Vit Babenco

    The raconteur is full of apathy and he is a quintessence of indifference…In old days I used to be miserable at seeming ridiculous. Not seeming, but being. I have always been ridiculous, and I have k...

  • Swaroop

    Profound.Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky`s The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is indeed, ridiculously brilliant!A man in a state of horrible despair is slipping into the pessimism of the terrible kind, sta...

  • Glenn Russell

    The intensity of the long novels of Dostoevsky is compressed in the novella Notes from Underground where the underground man narrates his tale of spite and nastiness in one hundred and thirty pages. H...

  • Florencia

    ‘You’re not Dostoevsky,’ said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.‘Well, who knows, who knows,’ he replied.‘Dostoevsky’s dead,’ said the citizeness, but somehow not ver...

  • Elyse  Walters

    I don’t regularly pick books to read by the famous legendary Russian novelist...Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky ....but sometimes a girl just needs to do what she feels compelled to do.I was first e...

  • J.L.   Sutton

    “How hard it is to be the only one who understands…the more I learned the more thoroughly I understood that I was ridiculous”The confessional style of this short story reminded me of Notes from ...

  • Ram Alsrougi

    Dostoyevsky knew and understood the human nature like no one; his ability to explore the human psyche was outstanding. This kind of writer who speaks to our souls, who helps us open our eyes and see t...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    “Only perhaps in our children, in their earliest years, one might find, some remote faint reflection of this beauty." Do you remember losing that treasured innocence that we were born with?...

  • Carol

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is quite a reading experience. After my somewhat dubious encounter with Crime and Punishment a few years back, I wasn't sure I'd undertake another FD novel, but then this short stor...