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The Crocodile (Classic Unabridged Edition)

Satirical novella from one of the greatest Russian writers, author of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, The House of the Dead, The Possessed and White Nights

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Crocodile (Classic Unabridged Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The story relates the events that befall one Ivan Matveich when he, his wife Elena Ivanovna, and the narrator visit the Arcade to see a crocodile that has been put on display by a German entrepreneur. After teasing the crocodile, Ivan Matveich is swallowed alive. He finds the inside of the crocodile to be quite comfortable, and the animal's owner refuses to allow it to be cut open, in spite of the pleas from Elena Ivanovna. Ivan Matveich urges the narrator to arrange for the crocodile to be purchased and cut open, but the owner asks so much for it that nothing is done. As the story ends Elena Ivanovna is contemplating divorce and Ivan Matveich resolves to carry on his work as a civil servant as best he can from inside the crocodile.... Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia.

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