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The Adolescent

(1875)
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The illegitimate son of a landowner, Arkady Dolgoruky was raised by foster parents and tutors, and has scarcely ever seen his father, Versilov, and his mother, Versilov's peasant common-law wife. Arkady goes to Petersburg to meet this "accidental family" and to confront the father who dominates his imagination and whom he both disdains and longs to impress. Having sewn into his coat a document that he believes gives him power over others, Arkady proceeds with an irrepressible youthful volatility that withstands blunders and humiliations at every turn. Dostoyevsky masterfully depicts adolescence as a state of uncertainty, ignorance, and incompleteness, but also of richness and exuberance, in which everything is still possible. His tale of a youth finding his way in the disorder of Russian society in the 1870s is a high and serious comedy that borders on both farce and tragedy.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Adolescent (Everyman's Library)
Author(s): Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
ISBN: 1-4000-4118-X / 978-1-4000-4118-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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October 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: The Adolescent (Everyman's Library, 270)
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 1-85715-270-0 / 978-1-85715-270-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Adolescent (Alma Classics)
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 1-84749-499-4 / 978-1-84749-499-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Classics
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December 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Adolescent (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 0-375-71900-8 / 978-0-375-71900-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Adolescent
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 0-393-32490-7 / 978-0-393-32490-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 1981 : USA Paperback
Title: The Adolescent (Norton Paperback)
Author(s): Fyodor M Dostoevsky
ISBN: 0-393-00995-5 / 978-0-393-00995-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Adolescent (Illustrated, with Explanatory Notes, Complete Navigation) (Best Russian Classics Book 9)
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Petrocast eBooks
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December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Adolescent (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Vintage
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