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This week, we conclude the amazing story of Anna Dostoyevskaya, the woman without whom Dostoyevsky would never have written his best and most famous novels. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.
SAVING THE MARRIAGE
Although Anna Dostoyevskaya often repeated that she had been only a child when she was married, she adapted to her new position very quickly. She also immediately took upon herself the responsibility of “family treasurer,” a role she fulfilled with ability and enthusiasm.
Her main goal was always to provide her husband with a sense of peace and the right environment for creative production. He worked at night. It is important to remember that for Fyodor Mikhailovich, writing was not just a calling, but also his sole means of earning money.
Unlike Tolstoy or Turgenev, he did not possess a family fortune, so he had to write all his works (except…
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