The Little Demon (Paperback)

By Fyodor Sologub, Ronald Wilks (Translator), Pamela Davidson (Introduction by)
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A blackly comic Russian classic about a schoolteacher's descent into sadism, arson, and murder
Mad, lascivious, sadistic, and ridiculous, the provincial schoolteacher Peredonov torments his students and has hallucinatory fantasies about acts of savagery and degradation, yet to everyone else he is an upstanding member of society. This grotesque mirror of a spiritually bankrupt society is arguably the finest Russian novel to have come out of the Symbolist movement.
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About the Author




Ronald Wilks has translated Chekhovs short stories, as well as the work of other Russian writers, for Penguin Classics.

John Sutherland teaches English at University College, London and has edited several works for Penguin Classics.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780141392936
ISBN-10: 0141392932
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: December 31st, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English