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DOSTOYEVSKY, F.M.: Possessed (The) (Unabridged)

    

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DOSTOYEVSKY, F.M.: Possessed (The) (Unabridged)

Also known as Demons, The Possessed is a powerful socio-political novel about revolutionary ideas and the radicals behind them. It follows the career of Pyotr Stepanovitch Verhovensky, a political terrorist who leads a group of Nihilists on a demonic quest for societal breakdown. They are consumed by their desires and ideals, and have surrendered themselves fully to the darkness of their ‘demons’. This possession leads them to engulf a quiet provincial town and subject it to a storm of violence. Inspired by a real political killing in 1869, the book is an impassioned response to the ideologies of European liberalism and nihilism, which threatened Russian Orthodoxy; it eerily predicted the Russian Revolution, which would take place fifty years later. Funny, shocking and tragic, it is a profound and affecting work with deep philosophical discourses about God, human freedom and political revolution.

This edition contains the original banned Chapter Nine, translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf, which is presented here as an appendix.



Disc 1

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   The Possessed 00:12:42
2.   II 00:06:44
3.   III 00:05:29
4.   IV 00:08:55
5.   V 00:07:17
6.   VI 00:11:04
7.   VII 00:06:16
8.   VIII 00:14:12


Disc 2

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   IX 00:07:15
2.   Three years later, as every one knows… 00:08:18
3.   Chapter II. Prince Harry. Matchmaking 00:13:29
4.   II 00:11:01
5.   III 00:11:20
6.   IV 00:09:33
7.   Let's get on, Stepan Trofimovitch, I beg you!' 00:12:05


Disc 3

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   V 00:03:37
2.   VI 00:05:41
3.   That very day Varvara Petrovna wrote… 00:10:21
4.   VII 00:11:28
5.   VIII 00:12:56
6.   Chapter III. The Sins of Others 00:10:09
7.   II 00:09:00
8.   III 00:07:38


Disc 4

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   IV 00:13:06
2.   V 00:06:56
3.   VI 00:06:07
4.   'Is that true' 00:10:01
5.   VII 00:07:59
6.   Mavriky Nikolaevitch was an artillery captain… 00:08:48
7.   VIII 00:12:14
8.   IX 00:04:56


Disc 5

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   X 00:10:20
2.   'Oh, heavens!' 00:04:47
3.   Chapter IV. The Cripple 00:05:13
4.   II 00:14:00
5.   III 00:05:28
6.   IV 00:10:58
7.   V 00:07:28
8.   She got hold of the roll at last… 00:10:56
9.   VI 00:04:27


Disc 6

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   VII 00:09:08
2.   Varvara Petrovna stood still… 00:10:50
3.   Chapter V. The Subtle Serpent 00:06:41
4.   II 00:03:10
5.   III 00:09:00
6.   Silence followed. 00:08:40
7.   IV 00:13:34
8.   'All that is nonsensical allegory,'… 00:07:39
9.   V 00:05:16


Disc 7

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch was already… 00:07:17
2.   VI 00:10:08
3.   The speaker suddenly broke off… 00:14:28
4.   VII 00:08:37
5.   At that point Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch… 00:10:47
6.   VIII 00:08:48
7.   Part II. Chapter I. Night 00:11:32


Disc 8

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   II 00:09:47
2.   III 00:11:33
3.   He really was speaking in earnest… 00:12:32
4.   IV 00:07:27
5.   V 00:07:45
6.   'I understand shooting oneself, of course,'… 00:08:15
7.   VI 00:12:33


Disc 9

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   Stavrogin waited a moment and then began. 00:04:49
2.   VII 00:09:56
3.   'I don't agree that you've not altered anything,'… 00:13:19
4.   Chapter II. Night (continued) 00:09:07
5.   II 00:14:17
6.   The captain heaved… 00:12:02


Disc 10

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   III 00:07:15
2.   'Don't be afraid, and don't be uneasy,'… 00:09:37
3.   IV 00:06:45
4.   Chapter III. The Duel 00:05:45
5.   II 00:11:07
6.   III 00:03:08
7.   IV 00:08:29
8.   Chapter IV. All in Expectation 00:13:01
9.   Yulia Mihailovna was flattered… 00:08:04


Disc 11

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   II 00:10:19
2.   III 00:08:02
3.   In spite of the rather elevated style… 00:07:16
4.   'But he says such dreadful things,'… 00:09:11
5.   Chapter V. On the Eve of the Fete 00:08:59
6.   But there were pranks of a certain character… 00:09:53
7.   II 00:11:37


Disc 12

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   Merry and greedily inquisitive eyes… 00:12:57
2.   III 00:08:26
3.   'That was not it…' 00:11:02
4.   Chapter VI. Pyotr Stepanovitch… 00:07:03
5.   II 00:09:20
6.   III 00:09:50
7.   Lembke looked intently at Pyotr Stepanovitch. 00:14:32


Disc 13

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   IV 00:10:15
2.   V 00:07:22
3.   'This boor,' thought Karmazinov… 00:09:01
4.   VI 00:14:53
5.   VII 00:14:52
6.   Chapter VII. A Meeting Amongst Our Own 00:14:06


Disc 14

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   II 00:14:48
2.   The girl - student got up. 00:10:46
3.   'Excuse me,' said the lame man… 00:15:00
4.   Chapter VIII. Ivan the Tsarevitch 00:10:07
5.   'Listen, Stavrogin.' 00:13:09
6.   Chapter IX. A Raid at Stefan Trofimovitch's 00:09:18


Disc 15

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   I bowed my head before such madness. 00:13:49
2.   Chapter X. Filibusters. A Fatal Morning 00:14:27
3.   But at this point Yulia Mihailovna… 00:15:00
4.   II 00:06:43
5.   III 00:08:04
6.   'As for me, I am quite at rest…' 00:13:50


Disc 16

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   Part III. Chapter I. The Fete – First Part 00:06:50
2.   II 00:10:34
3.   As soon as these savages entered the hall… 00:07:04
4.   As they walked to their seats… 00:14:02
5.   III 00:09:14
6.   Of course it did not end without trouble… 00:07:49
7.   IV 00:13:12


Disc 17

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   'Ladies and gentlemen,'… 00:04:38
2.   Chapter II. The End of the Fete 00:06:43
3.   II 00:09:55
4.   'Ah, don't speak of it!' 00:11:31
5.   III 00:13:18
6.   At last the 'literary quadrille' began. 00:13:37
7.   IV 00:13:47


Disc 18

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter III. A Romance Ended 00:14:03
2.   II 00:08:03
3.   'If you've come in a racing droshky…' 00:07:58
4.   III 00:07:05
5.   But it would be strange to describe… 00:09:13
6.   Chapter IV. The Final Decision 00:10:35
7.   He pulled out of his pocket… 00:12:17
8.   II 00:04:11


Disc 19

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   Absorbed in his sensations… 00:06:03
2.   III 00:14:20
3.   IV 00:04:45
4.   Chapter V. A Woman Traveller 00:11:34
5.   'Marie… you know… you are very tired…' 00:10:44
6.   II 00:14:51
7.   III 00:11:40


Disc 20

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   IV 00:07:06
2.   V 00:03:19
3.   VI 00:12:20
4.   Chapter VI. A Night of Many Difficulties 00:10:08
5.   Pyotr Stepanovitch was furious… 00:13:29
6.   II 00:10:48
7.   Pyotr Stepanovitch was much excited… 00:14:19


Disc 21

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   'I, Alexey Kirillov,'… 00:13:31
2.   III 00:08:24
3.   Chapter VII. Stepan Trofimovitch's Last… 00:06:29
4.   He started all over with terror… 00:12:49
5.   He filled the wineglass… 00:13:11
6.   II 00:08:52
7.   Stepan Trofimovitch looked almost reproachfully… 00:10:27


Disc 22

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   The two days that followed… 00:10:52
2.   III 00:11:11
3.   'The fool!' 00:12:24
4.   Chapter VIII. Conclusion 00:09:48
5.   But to return to Lyamshin… 00:08:16
6.   Tolkatchenko, who was arrested… 00:13:17
7.   Appendix 00:07:11


Disc 23

  The Possessed (Unabridged)
1.   After the first greetings… 00:07:11
2.   Tikhon gave him a questioning look. 00:09:22
3.   II 00:14:01
4.   'When all was over, she was confused.' 00:11:58
5.   'At last I decided that I could leave…' 00:14:22
6.   The reading lasted for about an hour. 00:07:41
7.   Stavrogin blushed; his face expressed alarm. 00:07:57

Total Playing Time: 27:26:38






Author(s):
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhail

Reader(s):
Gregory, Constantine

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0293

Barcode: 9781781981009

Physical Release: 01/2018

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