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Quick Guide: Poor Folk

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Dostoyevsky was greatly inspired by the works of other famous writers such as Pushkin, Gogol, and Karamzin. The English and French writers inspired him too.

The novel is based on the theme of poverty, but it very minutely explores the life of poor people, their relationship with rich people. In literary naturalism the theme of the relation of poor people with rich people is often used by authors.

Makar Devushkin and Varvara Dobroselova develop a deep friendship, but it is odd. That friendship remains strong until Dobroselova loses her interest in literature.

Quick Guide: Poor Folk
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: History and Background
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Style and Themes
Chapter Five: Plot Summary
Chapter Six: More about 'Poor Folk'
Chapter Seven: Thoughts on “Poor Folk”

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