CHRONOLOGY OF FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

Italicized items are works by Dostoevsky listed by year of first publication. Dates are Old Style, which means that they lag 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 Chief Engineering Academy in St Petersburg as an army cadet.
1839 His father dies, possibly murdered by his serfs.
1842 Is promoted Second Lieutenant.
1843 Translates Balzac Eugénie Grandet.
1844 Resigns his army commission.
1846 Poor Folk
The Double
1849Netochka 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.
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 Corporal.
Death of Nicholas I; accession of Alexander II.
1856 Is promoted Ensign.
1857 Marries Maria Dmitrievna Isaeva (6 February).

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Translation xxiii
  • Select Bibliography xxv
  • Chronology of Fyodor Dostoevsky xxvi
  • List of Characters xxix
  • Part One 3
  • Part Two 187
  • Part Three 341
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