Masterpiece Theatre

Season 18 Episode 29

The Bretts: Series II (5)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 09, 1989 on PBS

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    • Dostoyevsky himself was a compulsive gambler, but he could usually recover his losses by getting down to work. The Gambler was written under pressure from a greedy publisher and with the rights to all of his previous works at stake. Dostoevsky dictated the book in four weeks of the year 1866 to the star pupil of a Moscow short-hand school. Then he married her.

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