A Gentle Spirit


Fyodor Dostoevsky Other

0 read

A Fantastic Story
Translated by Constance Garnett (1861-1946)
Also titled "A Gentle Creature" or "The Meek One" chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop. This story was inspired by a news report that Dostoyevsky read in April 1876 about the suicide of a seamstress. It has been adapted for the screen numerous times.


Latest Updated
Chapter 10

I Was Only Five Minutes Too Late

Is it not so? Is it likely? Can one really say it was possible? What for, why did this woman die?

Oh, believe me, I understand, but why she dies is still a question. She was frightened of my love, asked herself seriously whether to accept it or not, could not bear the question and preferred to die. ……


    Navigate with selected cookies

    Dear Reader, we use the permissions associated with cookies to keep our website running smoothly and to provide you with personalized content that better meets your needs and ensure the best reading experience. At any time, you can change your permissions for the cookie settings below.

    If you would like to learn more about our Cookie, you can click on Privacy Policy.