The Possessed


Fyodor Dostoevsky Other

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The Devils
A Novel in Three Parts First published in 1871.
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett (1861-1946) in 1916.
"Strike me dead, the track has vanished, Well, what now? We've lost the way, Demons have bewitched our horses, Led us in the wilds astray. "What a number! Whither drift they? What's the mournful dirge they sing? Do they hail a witch's marriage, Or a goblin's burying?"--A. Pushkin.


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Chapter 8


ALL THE CRIMES AND VILLAINIES THAT had been perpetrated were discovered with extraordinary rapidity, much more quickly than Pyotr Stepanovitch had expected. To begin with, the luckless Marya Ignatyevna waked up before daybreak on the night of her husband's murder, missed him and flew into indescribable agitation, not seeing him ……


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