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Probably the closest fictional piece to this novel, insofar as any works by Dostoevsky can be viewed as really similar, is the early story, The Double (1846), which, to a degree, prefigures the dual image that many readers find in Stavrogin and Verkhovensky two kinds of evil and two ways of dealing with it, yet two very different men (Jekyll and Hyde may leap to mind, but Hyde and Hyde would be more suitable). Dostoevsky was intrigued by the phenomenon of "paired" personalities, especially when one highlights and reveals the other, as in The Possessed.

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