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"Landlady" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a gripping novella that delves into the complexities of human nature and the consequences of deception. The story follows the protagonist, a young man named Vasily, who becomes entangled with a manipulative landlady who preys on his vulnerability.

Dostoyevsky's prose is masterful, drawing readers into Vasily's inner turmoil as he navigates the treacherous terrain of lies and betrayal. The characters are richly drawn, each with their own flaws and motivations that drive the plot forward.

The novella explores themes of guilt, redemption, and the destructive power of secrets. Dostoyevsky deftly navigates these weighty topics with a deft hand, keeping the reader engaged from start to finish.

Overall, "Landlady" is a thought-provoking and haunting tale that lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned. Dostoyevsky's timeless storytelling and keen insight into the human psyche make this novella a must-read for fans of classic literature.

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Everything changed when Ordynov, a secluded young thinker, stepped out of his old lodgings in search of another corner. The ailing landlord watched from a distance, while the beautiful landlady came close...
A tale of love, murder, and sorcery, The Landlady is one of a kind among Fyodor Dostoevsky's works. Written at the age of 26 before he was sent to Siberia, preceded only by The Double and Poor Folk, this novella draws inspiration from Russian folklore as well as stories by Pushkin and Gogol. It anticipates some of the writer's most important ideas to be developed in his later writings.

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