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The Gambler (novella)

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The Gambler is a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employ of a formerly wealthy Russian civil servant.

The book was the basis of an opera by Sergei Prokofiev, also called The Gambler, as well as Hungarian director Károly Makk's film The Gambler (1997), which is about Dostoyevsky writing the novella.

The family vacations abroad in Germany, where the narrator accumulates wild success and loss at the roulette tables.

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