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The idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2003, ©2001.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage Classics editionView all editions and formats
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Twenty-six-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburgh for his idiocy, generosity and innocence, he finds himself at the centre of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a gorgeous, virtuous girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness seems to precipitate disaster,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
ISBN: 9780375702242 0375702245
OCLC Number: 52578655
Notes: Originally published: New York : Everyman's Library, 2002.
Description: xxii, 633 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Other Titles: Idiot.
Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear.
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Twenty-six-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburgh for his idiocy, generosity and innocence, he finds himself at the centre of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a gorgeous, virtuous girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness seems to precipitate disaster, leaving the impression that, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium may be the only place for a saint. --wikipedia.com.

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