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Fedor Dostoevsky

Name at birth: Fedor Mikhailovich DostoevskyFedor Dostoevksy (also spelled Fydor, Fyodor or Feodor Dostoyevsky) is the 19th century Russian author who wrote the classic novels Crime and Punishment (18…

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov are the title characters in Fedor Dostoyevsky's last and longest novel. It is by turns a family drama, love rivalry, murder mystery, legal thriller and character study of 19th-c…

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

Timeline: Russian Culture

Part IV: The Soviet Period by David Johnson 1920 1935 1958 1974 2000 Back: Rise of Russia 1918 Greatest Russian symbolist poet, Aleksandr Blok, writes The Twelve, the ult…

1500–1599 (A.D.) World History

Michelangelo's David(1504)Tasha VincentMartin Luther(1483–1546)Henry VIII(1491–1547)Queen Elizabeth I(1533–1603)William Shakespeare(1564–1616)Rembrandt van Rijn(1606&#8…

The Pivot of Civilizationby Margaret Sanger

Is Revolution the Remedy? A Moral Necessity Dangers of Cradle Competition Eugenics has been defined as "the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racia…

The Pivot of Civilization

by Margaret Sanger Is Revolution the Remedy?A Moral NecessityDangers of Cradle Competition Eugenics has been defined as "the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impa…

100 Best First Lines of Novels

The titles range from Don Quixote to Middlesex The editors of American Book Review selected what they consider the most memorable first lines of novels. The titles on the list span centuries a…