The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The House of the Dead

Fyodor Dostoevsky

fiction classics dark reflective slow-paced

247 pages | first published 1861

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Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp -- a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemn...
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Summary of 456 reviews

Moods

reflective 88%
dark 70%
challenging 47%
emotional 35%
sad 35%
informative 29%
tense 23%
funny 5%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 5%
lighthearted 5%
mysterious 5%

Pace

slow 68%
medium 25%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 33% | No: 20% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 28% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 43% | No: 37% | N/A: 12% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 35% | No: 21% | N/A: 7%

Average rating

3.93

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