Short Stories (Version 2)


Read by John Van Stan

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This is a collection of short stories written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Dostoevsky), who is arguably better-known for his lengthy, contemplative novels. Several of his trademark philosophical, political and religious themes are interwoven throughout these short stories, for example: "Dream of a Ridiculous Man" critiques European nihilism; "The Crocodile" has notes of Russian political commentary; and "Bobok" is critically acclaimed as top-rate Menippean satire. Dostoevsky also provides a Christmas story ("The Heavenly Christmas Tree") with a biting social commentary. - Summary by jvanstan (9 hr 25 min)

Chapters

An Honest Thief 47:50 Read by John Van Stan
A Novel in Nine Letters 32:25 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 1) 39:51 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 2) 37:00 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 3) 39:25 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 4) 37:55 Read by John Van Stan
Another Man's Wife (Part 1) 53:10 Read by John Van Stan
Another Man's Wife (Part 2) 51:35 Read by John Van Stan
The Heavenly Christmas Tree 12:05 Read by John Van Stan
A Peasant Marey 14:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 1) 25:21 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 2) 22:50 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 3) 29:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 4) 21:00 Read by John Van Stan
Bobok 44:55 Read by John Van Stan
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man 56:20 Read by John Van Stan