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Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Michailovitch (dōs-tō-yev’skē). A notable Russian novelist; born at Moscow, Nov. 11, 1821; died at St. Petersburg, Feb. 9, 1881. His first book, ‘Poor Folk’ (1846), an example of his talent for psychological analysis, was followed by the short stories ‘A Black Heart,’ ‘The Little Hero,’ and others. He was condemned to the Siberian mines in 1849 for a socialist conspiracy, but in 1859 returned to St. Petersburg and resumed literary work. The thrilling ‘Memoirs of a Dead House’ describes penal life in Siberia. ‘Crime and Punishment’ (1866) and ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ (1881) are among his best-known works. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).