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The Double

Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The discovery of a mysterious doppelganger turns Goliadkin's life upside down in "The Double," while the psychological novel "The Gambler" describes two obsessions--the pursuit of an unattainable woman and the lure of roulette.

The Double and the Gambler

Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler.The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare–foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre–in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues. The Gambler is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man's exhilarating and destructive addiction to gambling, a compulsion that Dostoevsky–who once gambled away his young wife's wedding ring–knew intimately from his own experience. In chronicling the disastrous love affairs and gambling adventures of Alexei Ivanovich, Dostoevsky explores the irresistible temptation to look into the abyss of ultimate risk that he believed was an essential part of the Russian national character.

The Gambler

Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Dostoevsky knew the passion for gambling very well; he was under its sway intermittently for some eight years, from his first trip abroad in 1863, where he had beginner’s luck at roulette in Wiesbaden, until the spring of 1871, when he was again in Wiesbaden and lost everything almost at once.

The Short Novels of Dostoevsky

Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Gambler and Other Stories

Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Gambler and Other Stories is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's collection of one novella and six short stories reflecting his own life - indeed, 'The Gambler', a story of a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian General, was written under a strict deadline so he could pay off his roulette debts. This volume includes 'Bobok', the tale of a frustrated writer visiting a cemetery and enjoying the gossip of the dead; 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man', the story of one man's plan to commit suicide and the troubling dream that follows, as well as 'A Christmas Party and a Wedding', 'A Nasty Story' and 'The Meek One'.

The Gambler Bobok A Nasty Story

Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The stories in this volume demonstrate Dostoyevsky's genius for fusing caricature, irony and the grotesque to create a powerful dark humour. The Gambler is a breathtaking portrayal of an intense and futile obsession. Based on Dostoyevsky's own experience of financial desperation and the compulsive desire to win money, it focuses on the characters that take their places at the gaming tables of 'Roulettenburg': the outspoken, aristocratic 'Grandmamma', the mercenary Mademoiselle Blanche, the cool, mysterious Polina and Alex, the author's self-portrait; a man gripped by exhilaration and hopelessness. Bobok is a blackly comic satire in which a desolate writer becomes drawn into the conversations of the dead, and A Nasty Story is a humorous look at the disparity between a man's exaggerated ideal of himself and the sad reality.

The Gambler

Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
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In this Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short story, a Laotian journalist, Ong, tries to succeed in an American news agency where glamorous “click-bait” stories drive revenue, and in-depth news stories are a dying breed. As Ong struggles to survive in the newsroom, he must choose whether he will pursue clicks and success, or stay true to his ideals, and risk everything because of it. “The Gambler” was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette. It was featured in Gardner Dozois’s “Year’s Best SF” Twenty-Sixth Edition, Jonathan Strahan’s “Best SF of the Year” Volume 3, and originally published in Pyr’s Fast Forward 2 Anthology. Reviews: “The stories he [Paolo] chooses to write are those that make an easy extrapolation of the present into the near future, but with an immediacy and richness of detail that shows the reader just how close we are to seeing this come to pass. The world of The Gambler isn’t as dystopian as what we normally get from him, but his protagonist still serves a similar function as a lone voice of reason in a future you would not prefer but which seems somehow inevitable. There may be some analogy there with the author himself, but either way this is a nicely done story.” --- Mataglap SF “…The story … wisely spends its time deepening Ong’s quiet but firm sincerity. The end of the “The Gambler” is probably the most touching thing Bacigalupi has yet written: what Ong gambles on is human nature, and Bacigalupi makes us want him to win.” ---Torque Control

The Gambler s Toolbox

Author : Joe Raccuia
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STOP BEING A SUCKER FOR THE CASINOS! In this book, casual and steady gamblers alike will gain some clear insight on how to consistently have more wins and break evens, than losses. How many times have you have heard people say “I have only brought a certain amount of money with me to lose”, while they were away on vacation in a Casino? This book will change your way of thinking when gambling, and will teach you to become a highly skilled gambler whose goal is to take the Casino’s money home and/or have anything you can get for free. It will show you how to improve your complimentary giveaways from the Casino. Everything from room, food and beverage, to free gifts, shows, golf, shopping, entire vacations and more. You don’t have to be a professional gambler to understand the methods shown here, and it doesn’t require a lot of time to learn or a lot of time in the Casino. Besides learning skills for Craps, Poker, and several other Casino games, you will learn a Blackjack system which will turn you into what the Casino’s call a “Highly Skilled Gambler” and fear almost as much as card counters!

The Gambler s Dream

Author : Gambler
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The Gambler s Last Throw A Novel By the Author of On the Line Etc

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The Gambler

Author : Lois Greiman
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“THE GAMBLER captures your attention from page one with its snappy dialogue, intriguing characters and clever plot. Here is one western with a twist you won't want to miss. SWEET.” –Romantic Times “Lois Greiman delivers!” –Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author Legendary bounty hunter and gambler, Raven Scott, is steeped in darkness – from his jet-black hair, his dark, brooding eyes, his lethally toned body, to the depths of his cynical soul. He keeps emotions under his hat, and people at arm's length – that's how he plays them so well...As for women? You take your best chance, then move on to the next game. Now he's chasing down a missing heiress and an easy payday – but he's met his match in gambler's daughter Charm Fergusson! Charm can't believe she's really the long-lost Chantilly Grady; and she trusts Raven about as much as she'd trust a player who holds five aces! But resisting Raven is a losing gamble; and in a game of hearts, the only winning hand is true love!

What the Gambler Risks

Author : Kristina Knight
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Best-selling author Kristina Knight's Billionaire Cowboys are back for one final ride with this seductive story of long-simmering feelings and hot Vegas nights. Twenty-something ice queen Sabrina Smith enjoys the fame and fortune she's found writing self-help books for a largely female audience. Her readers hang on every word of how the Vegas Virgin--an unflattering and inaccurate moniker given to her by a local shock jock--juggles dating, working, and friendships in Sin City. And that's why Jase Reeves spells trouble. Jase knows Sabrina's secret--that she's not nearly as cold as she would like people to think--and he's through keeping it. He didn't intend to have a one-night stand with the Vegas Virgin, but now he can't get her out of his head. And he can't keep living this lie. With Jase back at the tables in Vegas, Sabrina has one goal: stay away from the handsome gambler before he melts her career--and her heart. Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Gambler King of Clark Street

Author : Richard C Lindberg
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The Gambler King of Clark Street tells the story of a larger-than-life figure who fused Chicago’s criminal underworld with the city’s political and commercial spheres to create an urban machine built on graft, bribery, and intimidation. Lindberg vividly paints the life of the Democratic kingmaker against the wider backdrop of nineteenth-century Chicago crime and politics. McDonald has long been cited in the published work of city historians, members of academia, and the press as the principal architect of a unified criminal enterprise that reached into the corridors of power in Chicago, Cook County, the state of Illinois, and ultimately the Oval Office. The Gambler King of Clark Street is both a major addition to Chicago’s historical literature and a revealing biography of a powerful and troubled man. Illinois State Historical Society Scholarly Award, Certificate of Excellence, 2009 Society of Midland Authors Biography Award, 2009

The Gambler s Dream A Novel

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Gambler s Inheritance Book One The Gambler

Author : Jillian Chantal
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In 1937, Dirk McSwain, known as The Gambler, makes his living on the turn of a card. When his family home is in jeopardy of being lost, he boards the Queen Mary ocean liner, playground of both royalty and the wealthy alike. He hopes to win big to save his property. He meets three beautiful, unchaperoned, Irish sisters the first day at sea and determines to deprive them of some of their fortune. What he doesn't count on is an obnoxious passenger accusing him of cheating at cards and then dying the next morning. At the captain's request, he teams up with one of the sisters to try to solve the mystery of the man's death and gets more than he bargained for in the process.

Peaches and the Gambler

Author : A. Hicks
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What does a strip club, a dead man and a Dove ice cream bar all have in common? Peaches Donnelly. Peaches Donnelly has a major problem: she's just been fired. Unaccustomed to filling her days with nothingness, she embroils herself in the murder of a childhood friend. However, standing between her and the solving of this heinous crime are two pesky daughters, a selfish opera singer sister, the diet from hell and two sexy men she can't resist. Add to this bubbling pot a hasty decision to go undercover as a stripper and you have a story rife with drama, laughs and a little dash of danger. Follow Peaches and the always funny cast of characters in this first installment of a rollicking series of cozy mysteries.

The Gambler s Daughter

Author : Irene Saunders
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Her reputation nearly ruined by London gossipmongers, Sylvia Danville attempts to clear her name of scandal in order to save her relationship with Viscount Thomas Radcliffe

Bob the Gambler

Author : Frederick Barthelme
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A New York Times Notable Book. In this darkly funny story, Ray and Jewel Kaiser try (and push) their luck at the Paradise casino. Peopled with dazed denizens, body-pierced children, a lusty grocery-store manager, and hourly employees in full revolt, this is a novel about wising up sooner rather than later--"a wise and funny tale" (New York Times Book Review) that is "masterfully observed" (John Barth).

Anthropic Bias

Author : Nick Bostrom
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Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"--that is, evidence that has been filtered by the precondition that there be some suitably positioned observer to "have" the evidence. This conundrum--sometimes alluded to as "the anthropic principle," "self-locating belief," or "indexical information"--turns out to be a surprisingly perplexing and intellectually stimulating challenge, one abounding with important implications for many areas in science and philosophy. There are the philosophical thought experiments and paradoxes: the Doomsday Argument; Sleeping Beauty; the Presumptuous Philosopher; Adam & Eve; the Absent-Minded Driver; the Shooting Room. And there are the applications in contemporary science: cosmology ("How many universes are there?", "Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life?"); evolutionary theory ("How improbable was the evolution of intelligent life on our planet?"); the problem of time's arrow ("Can it be given a thermodynamic explanation?"); quantum physics ("How can the many-worlds theory be tested?"); game-theory problems with imperfect recall ("How to model them?"); even traffic analysis ("Why is the 'next lane' faster?"). Anthropic Bias argues that the same principles are at work across all these domains. And it offers a synthesis: a mathematically explicit theory of observation selection effects that attempts to meet scientific needs while steering clear of philosophical paradox.

Intersubjectivity and the Double

Author : Brian Seitz
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This book extends philosophy’s engagement with the double beyond hierarchized binary oppositions. Brian Seitz explores the double as a necessary ontological condition or figure that gets represented, enacted, and performed repeatedly and in a myriad of configurations. Seitz suggests that the double in all of its forms is simultaneously philosophy’s shadow, its nemesis, and the condition of its possibility. This book expands definitions and investigations of the double beyond the confines of philosophy, suggesting that the concept is at work in many other fields including politics, cultural narratives, literature, mythology, and psychology. Seitz approaches the double by means of a series of case studies and by engaging loosely in eidetic variation, a methodological maneuver borrowed from phenomenology. The book explores the ways in which wide-ranging instances of the double are connected by the dynamics of intersubjectivity.