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The publisher's special commentary chapter and the author's biography are included in this version.

Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is the first novel by the author. The novel is sometimes translated as Poor People. Dostoyevsky wrote over the span of nine months when he was 25 years old. Poor Folk was lauded by the influential critic Vissarion Belinsky as being socially conscious literature, who (among others) hailed him as the new Gogol. However, Dostoyevsky broke with him shortly thereafter. This book was partly inspired by Nikolai Gogol's short story The Overcoat, whose male protagonist is also a copy clerk. This novel is written in the form of letters of correspondence between the two main characters. Like ""The Overcoat"", the novel gives a profound account of the lives of low income Russians in the mid-nineteenth century.

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