The Idiot

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First published serially between 1868 and 1869, "The Idiot" is Dostoevsky's most deeply personal work, which he remarked was his own personal favorite. It follows the journey of the title character, Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, who is actually intelligent but is cynically referred to as an "idiot" by his fellow characters for his moralistic purity. Prince Myshkin is a young man from an ancient noble Russian family who is returning home after a two year stay at a Swiss clinic for treatment of his epilepsy, a condition that Dostoevsky himself suffered from. On his train journey home he meets the darkly passionate and reckless young man Rogozhin, and is drawn into a love triangle with the beautiful, but flawed and destructive, Nastasya Filippovna. Upon returning to Russia, Prince Myshkin stands out as the exact opposite of the society around him. He is thoughtful, deliberate, deeply compassionate, and selfless; while his contemporaries are greedy, impulsive, materialistic, manipulative, and self-absorbed. They cannot understand the Prince and mistakenly interpret his naivete as idiocy. "The Idiot" is a tragic, haunting, and deeply moving examination of a wholesome and idealistic man's struggle to cope with the changes being brought on by a modernizing Russia during the second half of the 19th century. This edition follows the translation of Eva M. Martin and includes a biographical afterword.
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Sheen, Michael.
Vance, Simon.
Whitfield, Robert.
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subject_facetAristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, -- 1821-1881 -- Translations into English
Electronic books
FICTION / Classics
Good and evil -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Nobility -- Russia -- Fiction
Princes -- Russia -- Fiction
Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Russia -- Fiction
Russia -- History -- Fiction
Russia -- Social conditions -- 1801-1917 -- Fiction
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917 -- Drama
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917 -- Fiction
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
title_displayThe Idiot
title_fullThe Idiot / Fedor Dostoevsky ; translated by Alan Myers ; with an introduction by William Leatherbarrow
The idiot [electronic resource] / Fyodor Dostoevsky
The idiot [electronic resource] / Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky
The idiot [electronic resource] Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
title_shortThe Idiot
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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Electronic books
Good and evil
Historical fiction
History
Nobility
Princes
Social conditions
Social life and customs
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)