By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The quick works of Dostoevsky exist within the very huge shadow of his marvelous longer novels, yet they too are between literature's so much respected works and supply keys to realizing the subjects in his longer works. Contained during this quantity are the quick tales "White Nights," "A Disgraceful Affair," and "The Dream of the Ridiculous Man," 3 of Dostoevsky's such a lot troubling, relocating, and poignant works. along A DISGRACEFUL AFFAIR, Harper Perennial will submit the quick fiction of Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Oscar Wilde to be packaged in a superbly designed, boldly colourful boxset within the target to draw modern enthusiasts of brief fiction to those respected masters of the shape. additionally, in every one of those decisions will seem a narrative from one of many new collections being released in 2009. a narrative from Barb Johnson's approaching assortment might be revealed in the back of this quantity.
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For what did he do? He bound himself by a promise. He said that he wouldn’t marry anyone but you, if, that is, he ever married at all. But he left you free to decide whether or not you want to marry him, to refuse him at any moment. This being so, there’s no reason on earth why you shouldn’t make the first move. You’re entitled to do so, and you have an advantage over him, if, for instance, you should choose to release him from his promise. . ” “Well, I’d have started, ‘Dear Sir. . ’ ” 50 \\ F YO D O R D O S T OY E V S K Y “Of course!
Oh, Nastenka, you’re quite right, but there are many reasons for that,” I interrupted, for I knew that I myself was suppressing my feelings at that moment more than ever before. ” she replied with great feeling. “You, for instance, are not like that. I really don’t know how to tell you what I feel. But it seems to me, for instance—I mean I can’t help feeling that you—that just at this moment you’re making some sacrifice for me,” she added shyly, with a quick glance at me. “Please forgive me for telling you that.
And I have no right to make any promises to you. But I repeat that if I can’t marry you after one year, I shall certainly marry you sometime. ’ 48 \\ F YO D O R D O S T OY E V S K Y “That was what he told me, and the next day he left. We agreed not to say anything about it to Granny. He insisted on that. Well, that’s almost the end of my story. A year has now passed, exactly one year. ” I cried, impatient to hear the end. “And he hasn’t turned up so far,” said Nastenka, making a great effort to keep calm.
A Disgraceful Affair: Stories (Harper Perennial Classic Stories) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky