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

The Double by Dostoevsky: A Petersburg Poem is a novella written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The Double centers on a government clerk who goes mad, obsessed by the idea that a fellow clerk has usurped his identity. It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggressive, and extroverted, characteristics that are the polar opposites to those of the toadying ""pushover"" protagonist. The motif of the novella is a doppelganger, known throughout the world in various guises such as the fetch.

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