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Published: 11 April 2013

348 Pages | 2 b/w line drawings

8.9 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195449129

Bookseller Code (06)

The Dostoevsky Effect: Problem Gambling and the Origins of Addiction

Lorne Tepperman, Patrizia Albanese, Sasha Stark, and Nadine Zahlan

  • Groundbreaking. The first study of its kind to connect gambling addictions across centuries.
  • Biographical. A multi-faceted look at the life and times of Fyodor Dostoevsky, with a fascinating assessment of the reasons behind his ten-year gambling addiction.
  • Original research. Based on the 2010 study "The Intergenerational Transmission of Problem Gambling: A Sociological Approach."
  • Relevant. Reaches beyond nineteenth-century Russia to identify the causes of present-day gambling problems.
  • Accessible. Written in a style that will appeal to the general reader without a specialist background.
  • Cross-disciplinary. Appealing to a wide range of readers of sociology, literature, biography, and Russian studies.

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