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The idiot : a novel in four parts

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Constance Garnett; Avrahm Yarmolinsky; Fritz Eichenberg
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, ©1956.
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Inspired by an image of Christ's suffering, Fyodor Dostoyevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul" colliding with the brutal reality of contemporary society. Returning to St. Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive Prince Myshkin -- known as "the idiot"--Pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General and his circle. But after becoming infatuated with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Constance Garnett; Avrahm Yarmolinsky; Fritz Eichenberg
OCLC Number: 1078381
Description: xii, 560 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Idiot.
Responsibility: by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; the translation by Constance Garnett revised & edited for this edition, with an introduction, by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, and illustrated with wood-engravings by Fritz Eichenberg.

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Inspired by an image of Christ's suffering, Fyodor Dostoyevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul" colliding with the brutal reality of contemporary society. Returning to St. Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive Prince Myshkin -- known as "the idiot"--Pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General and his circle. But after becoming infatuated with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna, Myshkin finds himself caught up in a love triangle and drawn into a web of blackmail, betrayal, and, ultimately, murder.

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