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The Idiot

Dostoevsky, FyodorPevear, Richard(Introduction by)Pevear, Richard(Translated by)Volokhonsky, Larissa(Translated by)
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This study of natural goodness is Dostoevsky’s most touching novel.

Prince Myshkin, the last, poverty-stricken member of a once great family and regarded by many as an idiot, returns to Russia from a sanatorium in Switzerland in order to collect an inheritance.

Before he has even arrived home he becomes involved with Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the fascinating Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement.

But this is only the main thread of a rich and complex book in which a dazzling host of characters, from generals to street urchins, present the picture of an entire society on the verge of dissolution.

A tragicomic masterpiece.

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Everyman's Library
1857152549 / 9781857152548
United Kingdom
672 p. : ill.
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