Fyodor Dostoevsky

When Dostoevsky left Geneva to settle in Vevey, in 1868, he had just lost his baby daughter, Sophie, who was barely three months old.

The change in surroundings was meant to help him overcome his grief. That August, after working on “The Gambler” describing the bleak world of gambling, which he knew only too well, Dostoevsky and his wife Anna left the moun-tains of Switzerland for the sun of Italy.
Fifty years later, in 1918, Aimée Dostoevsky, his daughter and biographer retraced her parents’ footsteps and stayed at the Hotel Les Narcisses at Chamby, above Montreux, where she cured a bad throat.

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