Stavrogin's Confession and The Plan of The Life of a Great Sinner: with introductory and explanatory notes; translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Stavrogin's Confession and The Plan of The Life of a Great Sinner: with introductory and explanatory notes; translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf

Stavrogin's Confession and The Plan of The Life of a Great Sinner: with introductory and explanatory notes; translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf

London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1922. Hardcover. 169, [1], 6 p.; 20 cm. First issue binding: light blue cloth spine with blue-and-white patterned paper over boards; paper labels on spine and front board printed in black. Six pages of publisher's advertisements follow text. Former owner's name on front free endpaper: K. Russell. Only 750 copies of the first issue were published; a second issue of an additional 300 copies in a cloth binding were also published. Contents: Translator's Note -- New Mss. of F.M. Dostoevsky: Note by the Russian Government -- Stavrogin's Confession by F.M. Dostoevsky -- The Plan of The Life of a Great Sinner by F.M. Dostoevsky -- Stavrogin's Meeting with Tikhon by V. Friche -- Introduction to the Unpublished Chapter of The Possessed by V. Komarovich -- The Unfulfilled Idea: Note on The Life of a Great Sinner by N. Brodsky. "Stavrogin's Confession" is a translation of a section from Dostoyevsky's novel "The Possessed", which was censored prior to the novel's publication because of the subject matter (Stavrogin's molestation of a young girl). The omitted material provided the motivation for the character's suicide. Dostoyevsky's planned novel, "The Life of a Great Sinner," was never written. In Good+ Condition: rubbed with minor loss of paper, except for back board corners, which have more loss; spine label is browned (as is usual) and heavily chipped, although without loss of printing; front board label is lightly soiled with minimal chipping; boards are browning, primarily along edges; minimal foxing; occasional pencilled marginalia; otherwise clean and tight. Good +. Item #002741

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