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The Idiot: (Fyodor Dostoyevsky Classics Collection)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

The Idiot: more than a classic.

The Idiot is a book often assigned in schools, but rarely read because it sounds like a boring old 'classic.' Nothing could be further from the truth. Though The Brothers Karamazov and Crime & Punishment are more famous, The Idiot represents perhaps the pure...
The Idiot is a book often assigned in schools, but rarely read because it sounds like a boring old 'classic.' Nothing could be further from the truth. Though The Brothers Karamazov and Crime & Punishment are more famous, The Idiot represents perhaps the purest expression of FMD's uncategorizable worldview. The title character is an epileptic (like the author) who is at once guileless and insightful. His candor and forgivingness sets him apart from society, making him an object of both fascination and resentment. Though a highly 'ideological' novel, it is also a soap opera, full of affaires, intrigues, and violent episodes. It's a page-turner you can re-read every few years.

posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2000

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

CAREFUL!

This is NOT the Pevear-Volokonsky translation, as the cover claims.

posted by DanielleVA on January 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2000

    The Idiot: more than a classic.

    The Idiot is a book often assigned in schools, but rarely read because it sounds like a boring old 'classic.' Nothing could be further from the truth. Though The Brothers Karamazov and Crime & Punishment are more famous, The Idiot represents perhaps the purest expression of FMD's uncategorizable worldview. The title character is an epileptic (like the author) who is at once guileless and insightful. His candor and forgivingness sets him apart from society, making him an object of both fascination and resentment. Though a highly 'ideological' novel, it is also a soap opera, full of affaires, intrigues, and violent episodes. It's a page-turner you can re-read every few years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Eowyn

    ROTFL!!!!!

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    Sam

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    Posted February 11, 2013

    Very good

    Very good ebook. Very few typos. And interesting story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Rosethorn

    Sorry i can not im sorry leaves seeing he dos not need her help and says as she leave i would forgive you

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