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The Double: A Petersburg Poem

Fyodor Dostoevsky

This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at work, in society, etc). This "double" has all the qualities that the protagonist lacks. His "double" bullies and persecutes him, slowly taking his place in the world. As the story progresses what could have been a true "double" is revealed to the reader as being Mr. Golyadkin's own mind splitting from reality. It is a haunting and tragic tale. (Summary by Greg Giordano)

This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at work, in society, etc). This "double" has all the qualities that the protagonist lacks. His "double" bullies and persecutes him, slowly taking his place in the world. As the story progresses what could have been a true "double" is revealed to the reader as being Mr. Golyadkin's own mind splitting from reality. It is a haunting and tragic tale. (Summary by Greg Giordano)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at work, in society, etc). This "double" has all the qualities that the protagonist lacks. His "double" bullies and persecutes him, slowly taking his place in the world. As the story progresses what could have been a true "double" is revealed to the reader as being Mr. Golyadkin's own mind splitting from reality. It is a haunting and tragic tale. (Summary by Greg Giordano)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

54:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:43