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Novel of the City

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Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist Oliver Twist - Full Text

The Dickens Page

Dickens and the City of Light

How Charles Dickens Saw London

Dickens' London Page

Interactive map of Dickens' London

Oliver's London a PBS page

Dickens House Museum

Dickens Concordances

The Life of Charles Dickens

A Brief Explanation of the Poor Law in respect of Rural Communities 1601 - 1834

The Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834

The Poor Law Overview

Did the treatment of the poor improve after the 1834 Poor Law?

History of The Workhouse

Encyclopaedia of British History: Child Labour 1750-1850

Charles Dickens On-line Full Texts
Honore de Balzac - Père Goriot Old Goriot In English with Biographical Note, Criticisms and Interpretations.

[Le] père Goriot [Document électronique] / H. de Balzac ; [éd. par Pierre-Georges Castex,...] - Full Text in French

The Human Comedy: Introductions and Appendix by Honore de Balzac

The Human Comedy by Honore de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac (Books and Writers Page)

A Monarchist Marxists Could Love - Peter Brooks on Balzac



BALZAC: LE PERE GORIOT - Topography of the Novel

The Topography of Le Père Goriot

Rastignac's Bildung

Balzac and the Literature of the City
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky's name in English What's in a name?

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky translated by Constance Garnett

Crime and Punishment in Russian

Brief Biography of Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Biography

Gitta Hammarberg's- Dostoevsky's Petersburg

St. Petersburg on the Road to Capitalism (1840s to 1890s) Background and a Virtual Tour.

The Crystal Palace Model

Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Lecture on the novel from Russell McNeil 

Crime and Punishment Summary & Study Guide. From Professor Beyer at Middlebury College.

Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment - Study notes from Professor Gary R. Jahn, University of Minnesota
Dostoevsky Bibliography and Criticism 

Dostoevsky Timeline 

19th Century Time Line - The Age of Dostoevsky 
dostoyevsky - notes from underground Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Full text in English, Garnett trans.

Notes From Underground in Russian

Notes from Underground in Russian - this site is for those whose Russian skills could use some help. Just click on an unfamiliar word and the English translation will appear at the bottom.

What is to be Done by Nikolai Chernyshevsky in Russian

What is to be Done by Nikolai Chernyshevsky in English

Study Guide for Dostoyevsky: Notes from Underground

Study Notes fot the text

The Crystal Palace Model

Kant's Aesthetics in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground by David A. Goldfarb

Dostoevsky as Philosopher

Gothicism in Conrad and Dostoevsky by Robert Berry, Department of English, University of Otago, New Zealand

N. A. Berdyaev (Berdiaev): The Revelation About Man in the Creativity of Dostoevsky

Scandal, Resentment, Idolatry: The Underground Psychology of Terrorism by Andrew McKenna

Dostoevsky and His Theology

Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, and Ayn Rand's Moral Triad

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Living with Epilepsy 
Andrei Bely - Petersburg Andrei Bely Petersburg - Full text in Russian 

Short Biography of Andrei Bely

Bely's Biography from the Encyclopedia of Soviet Writers

N. A. Berdyaev (Berdiaev) An Astral Novel (Reflections regarding A. Bely's Novel "Petersburg")

[PDF] The World of the Novel "Petersburg" by Andrei Bely. An article by Eva Maliti, Institute of World Literature, Slovak Academy of Sciences,Konventná 13, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovakia

Party Bombs and Sardine Tins, or Petersburg: the Crux of Russian Modernism

Russian Modernism Timeline

Decembrist Square: St Petersburg, Russia Scroll down for information on the Bronze Horseman

Constructing the City: Petersburg by Andrei Bely and the Development of the Twentieth Century Montage by Nataliya Mateboer ( PDF document, Acrobat reader required)

 The Texture of the Retina: Intertwining Patterns of Perception in the City. On Andrei Bely’s Petersburg and Ingo Schulze’s 33 Moments of Happiness by Katalin Teller

Bely and The Mongols: Geopolitical Visions in Andrey Bely’s Petersburg by Thomas Edward and Sandys Bamforth ( PDF document, Acrobat reader required)

 The City as Dialectic: Andrei Bely’s Creative Consciousness, its Nietzschean Influence, and the Urban Centre in Petersburg by Sandra Joy Russell from Central Michigan University

"Silver Age" City (Turn-of-the-Century St. Petersburg) Background and a Virtual Tour

Andrei Bely's "Petersburg" by Solzhenitsyn - In Russian
Yevgeny Zamyatin - We Zamyatin's We - English Full text - PDF Acrobat Reader Required

Zamyatin's We - Russian Text

We - In Russian; this site is for those whose Russian skills could use some help. Just click on an unfamiliar word and the English translation will appear at the bottom

Imagining the Future: Zamyatin and Wells by Patrick Parrinder

Kafka v Zamyatin on Oppression and Tyranny by Bryan Register

Stifled Heresy: The Tragedy of Zamyatin

The critique of technocracy in early Soviet literature: The responses of Zamyatin and Mayakovsky by Susan Layton

Reinterpretations of Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World and Zamyatin's We Based on the Conflict Between Liberty and Domination

Public and Secret in the Topography of Slavic Dystopias by Dejan Ajdachich

Revolutions from the waist downwards: desire as rebellion in Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, George Orwell's 1984, and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

Petrograd (Petersburg) During World War I and the Revolution (1914-1924) Background and a Virtual Tour

Review by George Orwell of We by E.I. Zamyatin in Tribune, January 4, 1946

1984 by George Orwell


Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bukgakov. Full text in Russian

Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bukgakov. Full text in English. tr. Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bukgakov. Full text in English. tr. Michael Glenny

Maps for Master and Magarita Look at the rest of this site. It is very useful.

The myth of Goethe's Faust in The Master and MargaritaAn article by Anita McCreath, University of South Africa

"The Bacchae and The Master and Margarita," Elementa, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1996), 129-42 PDF File, Acrobat reader required

"Bulgakov's Master and Margarita: Masking the Supernatural and the Secret Police," Russian Language Journal, Vol. 38, Nos. 129-30 (1984), 115-131 PDF File, Acrobat reader required