The Crocodile, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - tg

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Post by phillipcryan » January 9th, 2021, 3:30 pm

The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881). Translated by Constance Garnett


The story relates the events that befall one Ivan Matveich when he, his wife Elena Ivanovna, and the narrator visit the Passage on Nevsky Avenue to see a crocodile that has been put on display by a German entrepreneur. After teasing the crocodile, Ivan Matveich is swallowed alive. He finds the inside of the crocodile to be quite comfortable, and the animal's owner refuses to allow it to be cut open, in spite of the pleas from Elena Ivanovna. Ivan Matveich urges the narrator to arrange for the crocodile to be purchased and cut open, but the owner asks so much for it that nothing is done. As the story ends Elena Ivanovna is contemplating divorce and Ivan Matveich resolves to carry on his work as a civil servant as best he can from inside the crocodile. ( Wikipedia)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 9th, 2021, 4:23 pm

After a quick look and brief comparison, this appears to be a reprint of the Constance Garnett translation - published in "An Honest Thief and Other Stories" in 1923.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001227844
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Post by adr6090 » January 10th, 2021, 3:10 pm

Hello!!
I would love to dpl this for you, should you be in need for one to do that. Please let me know....
April

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Post by phillipcryan » January 10th, 2021, 7:20 pm

That would be wonderful, April. Thanks so much!

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Post by adr6090 » January 11th, 2021, 8:25 am

phillipcryan wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 7:20 pm
That would be wonderful, April. Thanks so much!
You are welcome!!
April

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Post by TriciaG » January 12th, 2021, 1:07 pm

I've set this up. A few notes:

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Post by TriciaG » January 15th, 2021, 3:04 pm

Launch Pad is getting full. Moving this to Going Solo.

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