About the Author
Dostoyevsky wrote intensely psychological and spiritual novels that Formed Part
of the Foundation
of existentialism. Along with other liberal intellectuals, he was arrested in 1849 and sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted, and he was exiled in Siberia for four years, followed by five years of mandatory service in the army. When he emerged from his long ordeal he faced financial problems, depression, and an Addiction
and wrote his most important novels.