That's a lot of pressure.
Dostoyevsky must have realized he was in a bit of a bind, but he didn't let that stop him. He hired someone to write down his words, and he finished the book on time.
Because his books were written in a language I can't read, it's hard to know if they lose something in the translation. But the fact that he seriously wanted to meet his deadline was something I can understand completely.
Then, the fact that he married the woman who wrote down his words, added a love story ending. It makes me want to write a book about a gambler who had a deadline and...