Definition of Dostoevsky, Fyodor in English:

Dostoevsky, Fyodor

(also Dostoyevsky)

proper noun

  • (1821–81), Russian novelist; full name Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky's novels reveal his psychological insight, savage humour, and concern with the religious, political, and moral problems posed by human suffering. Notable novels: Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).


Dostoevsky, Fyodor