I have a curious, senseless idea that I am bound to win at the gaming-tables. Why
I think so I cannot tell, but I do think so, and with some assurance. Perhaps it is
because of that assurance that I now find myself without any other resource.
The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. The Idiot is, alongside some of Dostoyevsky's other works, often considered one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. The 26-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years in a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naivet, ̌ he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-12 - Publisher: Routledge
In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within a people. The title of the book, An American Dilemma, refers to the moral contradiction of a
Authors: Melvil Dewey, Richard Rogers Bowker, L. Pylodet, Charles Ammi Cutter, Bertine Emma Weston, Karl Brown, Helen E. Wessells
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
The Complete Book in 12-point type, Unabridged, using the English Standard Version, and Fully Updated for Today's Reader. [Please note: Some books with the same or similar title do not include all fifteen chapters. Be sure to check contents, page count, and font size when comparing prices and contents.] Six