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The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (Translator), Robert Whitfield (Read by)


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Digital Audiobook (10/31/2011)
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Hardcover (6/1/2018)
Paperback (12/14/2018)
Paperback (7/8/2003)
Paperback, Russian (8/20/2018)
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Paperback (8/1/2008)
Paperback (12/5/1996)
Mass Market (7/1/1983)
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In The Idiot, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, testing the wreckage left by human misery to find "man in man." The Idiot is a quintessentially Russian novel, one that penetrates the complex psyche of the Russian people. "They call me a psychologist," wrote Dostoevsky. "That is not true. I'm only a realist in the higher sense; that is, I portray all the depths of the human soul.

Craig Black, 9780786193080

Publication Date: March 1, 2002