Netochka Nezvanova (novel)
Netochka Nezvanova Author(s) Fyodor Dostoyevsky Original title Неточка Незванова Translator Jane Kentish Country Russia Language Russian Genre(s) Novel Publication date 1849 Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback) Pages 173 pp ISBN NA Preceded by The Double: A Petersburg Poem Followed by The Village of Stepanchikovo
Netochka Nezvanova is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's first but unfinished attempt at writing a novel. The first completed section of the book was published in the end of 1849. According to translator Jane Kentish, this first publication was intended as "no more than a prologue to the novel".  Further work on the novel was prevented by Dostoyevsky's arrest and exile to a Siberian detention camp for alleged participation in revolutionary activities. After his return in 1859, Dostoyevsky never resumed work on Netochka Nezvanova, leaving this fragment forever incomplete.
The story is about the sorrowful life of a young girl living in extreme poverty in Saint Petersburg, who ends up an orphan and is adopted by a wealthy upper class family. When she meets her new stepsister, Katya, she instantly becomes infatuated with her and the two soon become inseparable. However, one day Katya is forced to leave to Moscow with her parents, and for the next eight years Netochka lives with Katya's older sister, who becomes her new mother figure. The story ends abruptly before the two girls reunite.
- ^ Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Netochka Nezvanova. Translated with an introduction by Jane Kentish. Penguin Books. 1985. ISBN 0-14-044455-6
Works by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Biography · Bibliography Novels and
Poor Folk (1846) · The Double: A Petersburg Poem (1846) · Netochka Nezvanova (1849) · Uncle's Dream (1859) · The Village of Stepanchikovo (1859) · Humiliated and Insulted (1861) · The House of the Dead (1862) · Notes from Underground (1864) · Crime and Punishment (1866) · The Gambler (1867) · The Idiot (1869) · The Eternal Husband (1870) · Demons (1872) · The Adolescent (1875) · The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
"Mr. Prokharchin" (1846) · "Novel in Nine Letters" (1847) · "The Landlady" (1847) · "The Jealous Husband" (1848) · "A Weak Heart" (1848) · "Polzunkov" (1848) · "The Honest Thief" (1848) · "The Christmas Tree and a Wedding" (1848) · "White Nights" (1848) · "A Little Hero" (1849) · "A Nasty Anecdote" (1862) · "The Crocodile" (1865) · "Bobok" (1873) · "The Heavenly Christmas Tree" (1876) · "The Meek One" (1876) · "The Peasant Marey" (1876) · "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" (1877)
Winter Notes on Summer Impressions (1863) · A Writer's Diary (1873–1881)
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