“Poor Folk” is the first novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, written between 1844 and 1845. Presented in the form of letters exchanged between the two main characters, the novel paints a picture of the life of poor people, exploring poverty in general as well as the relationship with the rich. He wrote the book to raise funds during a time of financial hardship, which resulted from an extravagant lifestyle and addiction to gambling. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, essayist, short story writer, journalist, and philosopher. His literature examines human psychology during the turbulent social, spiritual and political atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and he is considered one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. A prolific writer, Dostoevsky produced 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. This volume is not to be missed by fans of Russian literature and collectors of Dostoevsky’s seminal work.