Netochka Nezvanova (1849) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

As the great, informative introduction by translator Jane Kentish describes, “Netochka Nezvanova” was to be Dostoyevsky’s first grand novel. It was cut short by his arrest and imprisonment to a Siberian prison camp for being part of a literary group that covered texts the government of the time viewed as radical and treacherous. It was…