“Memories from the House of the Dead”
The writer was arrested in 1849 on the grounds that he was a member of the Petrashevsky group, which opposed the oppressive regime of Nicholas I.
When he was about to be shot, his sentence was commuted to exile and compulsory military service. After completing his sentence and returning from Siberia, he started publishing the magazine Vremya in Petersburg. Memories from the House of the Dead, published in this magazine between 1861-1862, vividly reflect the impressions of Dostoevsky’s exile years in Siberia.