The possessed / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett ; with an introduction by Marc Slonim ; including the suppressed chapter, "Stavrogin's confession," translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.
- Standardized Title:
- Besy. English
- New York : Heritage Press, 1959. , ©1959
xxiv, 630 pages,  leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 26 cm
- Nihilism -- Fiction.
Terrorists -- Russia -- Fiction.
Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917 -- Fiction.
Manners and customs.
Private press books (Printing)
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- In English. Translated from Russian.
- An extremely political book, The Possessed (Demons) is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats began to rise in Russia, different ideologies began to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye over both the radical idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundations as demonic, and the conservative establishment, portraying its ineptitude in dealing with those ideas and their social consequences. Many of the characters represent different types within this ideological conflict. By exploring their interactions, Dostoyevsky depicts the political chaos seen in 19th-century Russia. - Wikipedia.
- Volume one. Introduction / Marc Slonim
The names of the possessed
Part one. Introductory : Some details of the biography of that highly respected gentleman Stepan Trofimovitch Verhovensky
Prince Harry : matchmaking
The sins of others
The subtle serpent
Part two. Night
All in expectation
On the eve Of the fete
Volume two. Part two (continued). Pyotr Stepanovitch is busy
Ivan the Tsarevitch
A raid at Stepan Trofimovitch's
Filibusters : a fatal morning
Part three. The fete : first part
The end of the fete
A romance ended
The last resolution
A busy night
Stepan Trofimovitch's last wandering
Supplement. At Tihon's : Stavrogin's confession
- Translation of Besy.
"The special contents of this edition are copyright ©1959 by the George Macy Companies, Inc."--verso of title page.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Vilain-Wieck Collection of Private Presses copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014.
- Penn Provenance:
- Vilain, Jean-François, 1942- (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Wieck, Roger S. (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Garnett, Constance, 1861-1946, translator.
Slonim, Marc, 1894-1976, author of introduction.
Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-1975, translator.
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, illustrator.
George Macy Companies, Inc., copyright holder.
Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.), publisher.
Jean-François Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References (University of Pennsylvania)
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