This early work is Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1864 novella, “Notes from Underground”. Presented as part of the memoirs of an embittered and lonely ex-civil servant who loves in St. Petersburg, it is generally considered to be the first existential novel, and constitutes a vehement attack on Western philosophy. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Dostoyevsky’s work, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) was a seminal Russian writer and philosopher. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.