THE GAMBLER . FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY . CL-106
THE GAMBLER .
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY .
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Alexei Ivanovich, is a tutor to a Russian family living in Germany. The family (the General, his two children Misha and Nadia, his step-daughter Polina Alexandrovna) is bankrupt . They are waiting for the family matriarch, Grandmother, to die so that they can secure an inheritance to pay off their debts and put them once again in good financial standing. They frequently send telegrams to Russia enquiring if grandmother has died yet. They receive news from Russia telling them she will last only a few days.
Unexpectedly Grandmother appears in Germany, she has recovered from her near death experience and she sees how the family is living. Of course they are very shocked to see her and hopes are dampening, and they realize that their gamble on her quick death is not paying off. Grandmother insists that Alexei take her to the casino ……