House of the Dead Book Review Summary

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House of the dead is a excellent novel by Fydor Dostoyevsky. It shows the true power of being alienated and the extent of misfortunes in a siberian prison. In Dostoyevski writings their seems to be a sence of struggle between prisonmates as well as a sence of freedom. It shows that materialism still is the main focus within the prison. Dostoyevsky with a unique style of descriptive writing allows you to feel remorse for the criminals and their situations they are put through. This is a true Dostoyevsky novel through and through if you enjoy his writings it is a must read!!!!!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   19th century Life of a profession:    -   criminal Inside culture (main char)    -   Russian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Russian Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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