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The Possessed (Unabridged)

The Possessed (Unabridged)

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Also known as Demons, The Possessed is a powerful socio-political novel about revolutionary ideas and the radicals behind them. It follows the career of Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, a political terrorist who leads a group of Nihilists on a demonic quest for societal breakdown. They are consumed by their desires and ideals, and have surrendered themselves fully to the darkness of their ‘demons’. This possession leads them to engulf a quiet provincial town and subject it to a storm of violence. Inspired by a real political killing in 1869, the book is an impassioned response to the ideologies of European liberalism and nihilism, which threatened Russian Orthodoxy; it eerily predicted the Russian Revolution, which would take place fifty years later. Funny, shocking and tragic, it is a profound and affecting work with deep philosophical discourses about God, human freedom and political revolution. Reader Constantine Gregory is an accomplished Russian speaker- he imbues the novel with understanding and invites his listeners to share it.
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Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 12, 2018

  • UPC: 9781781981009

  • Catalog Number: NA0293

  • Label: Naxos AudioBooks

  • Number of Discs: 23

  • Composer: Fyodor, Dostoyevsky

  • Performer: Constantine Gregory