The Idiot

by (Fyodor Dostoevsky)


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Book Information
Book Size (Inches) : 6 x 9
Binding : Paperback
Interior Color : Black & White
Language : English
Genre(s) : Literature/Fiction
ISBN : 9789355225627
Year : 2024
Pages : 528

Book Description

The Idiot is a novel by the 19th-century Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The title is an ironic reference to the central character of the novel, Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young prince whose goodness, open-hearted simplicity, and guilelessness lead many of the more worldly characters he encounters to mistakenly assume that he lacks intelligence and insight. In the character of Prince Myshkin, Dostoevsky set himself the task of depicting ‘the positively good and beautiful man.’ 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. The novel examines the consequences of placing such a singular individual at the centre of the conflicts, desires, passions, and egoism of worldly society, both for the man himself and for those with whom he becomes involved.

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