The Karamazov Brothers

By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Ignat Avsey | Go to book overview
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CHRONOLOGY OF FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

Italicized items are works by Dostoevsky listed by year of first publication. Dates are Old Style, which means that they tag behind those used in nineteenth-century Western Europe by twelve days.

1821 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is born in Moscow, the son
of an army doctor (30 October).
1837 His mother dies.
1838 Enters the Engineering Academy in St Petersburg as an army
cadet.
1839 His father dies, probably murdered by his serfs.
1842 Is promoted to Second Lieutenant.
1843 Translates Balzac Eugénie Grandet.
1844 Resigns his army commission.
1846 Poor Folk
The Double
1849 Netochka Nezvanova
Is led out for execution in the Semenovsky Square in St
Petersburg (22 December); his sentence is commuted at the
last moment to penal servitude, to be followed by army service
and exile, in Siberia; he is deprived of his army commission.
1850-4 Serves four years at the prison at Omsk in western Siberia.
1854 Is released from prison (March), but is immediately posted
as a private soldier to an infantry battalion stationed at
Semipalatinsk, in western Siberia.
1855 Is promoted to Corporal.
Death of Nicholas I; accession of Alexander II.
1856 Is promoted to Ensign.
1857 Marries Maria Dmitrievna Isaeva (6 February).
1859 Resigns his army commission with the rank of Second
Lieutenant (March), and receives permission to return to
European Russia.
Resides in Tver (August-December).
Moves to St Petersburg (December).
Uncle's Dream
The Village of Stepanchikovo
1861 Begins publication of a new literary monthly, Vremia, founded
by himself and his brother Mikhail (January).

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