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The Master of Petersburg by J. M. Coetzee - First edition. - 1994 - from Rooke Books (SKU: 064457)

The Master of Petersburg

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The Master of Petersburg

by J. M. Coetzee

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ont> Secker & Warburg : London, 1994 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A lovely first edition of J. M. Coetzee's novel featuring the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition, first impression of this work. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Master of Petersburg' is a novel featuring the author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, with the novel beginning with his arrival in Saint Petersburg, to collect the belongings of his stepson who recently died. Written by J. M. Coetzee, a South African author who received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Dustwrapper with a very light amount of edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

Synopsis

In the fall of 1869 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, lately a resident of Germany, is summoned back to St. Petersburg by the sudden death of his stepson, Pavel. Half crazed with grief, stricken by epileptic seizures, and erotically obsessed with his stepson's landlady, Dostoevsky is nevertheless intent on unraveling the enigma of Pavel's life. Was the boy a suicide or a murder victim? Did he love his stepfather or despise him? Was he a disciple of the revolutionary Nechaev, who even now is somewhere in St. Petersburg pursuing a dream of apocalyptic violence? As he follows his stepson's ghost—and becomes enmeshed in the same demonic conspiracies that claimed the boy—Dostoevsky emerges as a figure of unfathomable contradictions: naive and calculating, compassionate and cruel, pious and unspeakably perverse.

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Bookseller
Rooke Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
064457
Title
The Master of Petersburg
Author
J. M. Coetzee
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
First edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
ont> Secker & Warburg : London
Date published
1994

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