Frank, Joseph. Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865. Princeton University Press, 1986. First Edition. ISBN: 0691066523.
Cloth hardcover with dust jacket, ex library but never checked out and remains almost new apart from the standard library extras. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover. 
"This book, the third of five volumes planned in Joseph Frank's acclaimed biography of Dostoevsky, begins with the writer's return from St. Petersburg, after a ten-year Siberian exile. Having met with sudden fame as the highly praised young author of Poor Folk in 1845, Dostoevsky was abruptly forgotten after his arrest and exile for political conspiracy. He came back to the capital determined to re-establish his literary reputation and to be accepted as a writer of the first rank. Spiritually transformed by an experience that he called the 'regeneration of my convictions,' he had also gained poise, self-assurance, and physical vigor, despite the debilitating hardships of prison camp and forced service in the army. Now, as editor of and writer for two literary journals that joined in the cultural and social ferment of Russia in the early 1860's, he was to discover the themes that would underlie his mature masterpieces." - publisher's blurb.