Dostoyevsky's The Idiot (Dostoevsky)

Dostoyevsky's The Idiot (Dostoevsky)

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by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dostoyevsky, Dostoevsky
     
 

The Idiot (Russian: ?????, Idiot) is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot is ranked beside some of Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. Twenty-six-year-old Prince Lev… See more details below

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The Idiot (Russian: ?????, Idiot) is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot is ranked beside some of Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. 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. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naivety, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness precipitates 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.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
11 November 1821 � 9 February 1881) sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. Although Dostoyevsky began writing books in the mid-1850s, his best remembered work was done in his last years, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He wrote eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and three essays and is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016630144
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Series:
Dostoyevsky , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
669,147
File size:
1 MB

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