Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. He was the second of seven children of Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoevsky. His father, a doctor, was a member of the Russian nobility, owned serfs and had a considerable estate near Moscow where he lived with his family...See full bio »
Dostoevsky, next to Tolstoy and Turguenev, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of 19th Century, for his major works 'Crime and Punishment', 'The Idiot', 'The devils' and 'The Karamazov brothers'. These four have been the basis for many movies.
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