The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoevsky

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A true story of how a gentleman of a certain age and of respectable appearance was swallowed alive by the crocodile in the arcade, and of the consequences that followed.” .

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Oh, how I do LOVE Russian Literature! The humor in this short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky is so odd and satirical, yet here he reveals some harsh realities about the human inclination to care more about financial gain than human life, possibly underlining harsh realities of serfdom at the time, although abolished in 1861, I believe there were economic problems which resulted as the economy adjusted. But I would like to do more research to know for sure. .

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This cute little copy was purchased at a wonderfully dingy and damp bookshop in Mobile, Alabama. I’m guessing this copy is from the 1950’s. The Crocodile was written in 1865.

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