Белые ночи (White Nights)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881)

Belye Nochi ”White Nights” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. In this small story (though author states this is a sentimental novel) author describes in his traditional and particular way the internal world of one young lonely person.

The hero’s 26 years old man, who is oriented into his internal world, who’s rather shy, and thus is in real demand of a soulful conversations and love. The action takes place in the city of a real and deep sentiments and romance — Saint Petersburg, the most romantic and European city in Russia. Not only the location is important, but also a time of a day: all actions in the story take place in evening and night time — the famous time of white nights.

Once, hero is going out to have a little daily promenade alone and he occasionally meets an attractive and lovely woman on evening streets of Saint Petersburg. Can he fell in love with her? Can they estimate the value of this relationship? Can they lead a happy life in this city of lonely hearts? You will know the answers on all these questions if you read or listen to a story.
(Summary written by Yakovlev Valery)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: Russian

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 First Night Yakovlev Valery
Play 02 Second Night - Part 1 Yakovlev Valery
Play 03 Second Night - Part 2 Yakovlev Valery
Play 04 History of Nastenka Yakovlev Valery
Play 05 Third Night Yakovlev Valery
Play 06 Fourth Night Yakovlev Valery
Play 07 Morning Yakovlev Valery