A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes From the Underground, considered to be one of the very first existentialist novels. As a novel of nineteenth-century Russia, Notes From the Underground challenged and created new methods of understanding towards the 'enlightened' utopian ideas that explored in Russia. Moreover, the novel dives deep into themes of isolation, folly, and extremist personal freedom. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Fyodor Dostoyevsky classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.