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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich 1821-1881. Russian writer whose works combine religious mysticism with profound psychological insight. His four great novels are Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868-1869), The Possessed (1871), and The Brothers Karamazov (1879-1880).

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  • n. Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)

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