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At a glance:
- Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
- First Published: 1862
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: The early 1860’s
- Setting: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Characters: General Ivan Ilyitch Pralinski, Porfiry Petrovitch Pseldonymov, Titular Councillor Mlekopitayev, The Bride, Akim Petrovitch Zubikov
- Genres: Psychological fiction, Short fiction
- Subjects: Suffering, Class conflict, Poverty or poor people, Alcoholism or alcoholics, Substance abuse, Weddings, Russia or Russian people
- Locales: Europe, Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia
Actual State Councillor Pralinski, a forty-three-year-old man recently promoted to the rank of general in the civil service, is a bachelor from a good family. As the pampered son of a general, he was educated in an aristocratic establishment and is generally considered to be a gifted person. The third-person narrator calls him “a kind man and even a poet at heart,” one who is frequently overcome by painful moments of disillusionment. As the story opens on a winter evening in St. Petersburg, General Pralinski, while at a dinner party with two other generals,...
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