RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 46872396 LA English T1 The idiot A1 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor,, Pevear, Richard,, Volokhonsky, Larissa., PB Everyman's Library PP New York YR 2002 SN 0375413928 9780375413926 AB "Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its center. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and scandal escalate to murder, as Dostoevsky's "positively beautiful man" clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his innocence and moral idealism. The Idiot is both a powerful indictment of that society and a rich and gripping masterpiece."--Jacket.