The Double: A Petersburg Poem (Version 2)


Read by Magda Wilde

(4.6 stars; 4 reviews)

In this classic novella, the life of a drab office clerk named Golyadkin begins to be haunted by his "doppelgänger," a man identical to him possessing all the charm and charisma Golyadkin lacks. This double shows up over and over again, succeeding in the things Golyadkin has failed to do throughout his life. As this double infiltrates himself more and more into Golyadkin's life, the reader is left wondering who he is and what his purposes might be. - Summary by Magda Wilde (5 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 14:22 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter II 22:01 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter III 16:56 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter IV 28:36 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter V 18:16 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter VI 29:07 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter VII 21:07 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter VIII 29:53 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter IX 43:45 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter X 47:51 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter XI 24:57 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter XII 26:11 Read by Magda Wilde
Chapter XIII 34:06 Read by Magda Wilde

Reviews


(5 stars)

A strange early Dostoevsky work performed by a talented young reader. Similar to his forerunner Gogol and his descendant Kafka. Listen to get a sense of early artistic experiments that D. refined in his later career, or to witness the utter humiliation of the hapless protagonist.