The Gambler

Dostoevsky's 1867 novel, The Gambler, holds some autobiographical irony for the author who rushed to finish the manuscript in time to pay-off his own gambling debt. Dostoevsky was fascinated with roulette -- which figures prominently in this story -- and was a frequent gambler from 1863 - 1871. The story follows Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor employed by an indebted Russian general. This text presented here is from the 1917 translation by C. J. Hogarth.

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

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