The Gambler

gamblerThe Gambler
by Fydor Dostoevsky
1867/ 120 pages
rating 9

Along the Rhine in the mid-19th century were a number of casinos, attractive to many people including French and Russian nobility as well as a few English, German, Polish and other people with money – and a few hangers-on without.

The widowed General and his entourage including his actress girlfriend,  his young children and their tutor, his stepdaughter and her suitors have been gambling a bit but are really waiting for the old grandma in Moscow to die so they can be rich and marry whomever it is they want. But grandma doesn’t die, rather she shows up at the casinos and over-indulges at the tables herself. Now what?  >>>>MORE>>>>
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