The Idiot [NOOK Book]

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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. 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.
The Idiot is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Today, The Idiot, is considered one of his greatest works...
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Overview

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.
The Idiot is a novel written by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Today, The Idiot, is considered one of his greatest works 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015925586
  • Publisher: Robin Michell
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 574 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    CAREFUL!

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

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Good Book for the Educated Reader

    I must say that this is a very interesting book. The in depth analysis of the main character (Prince Myshkin) kept me captivated for hours. I must say however that while reading this book it can be helpful to keep some sort of log of the characters. Because there is a multitude of characters and each of these characters has a full name, shortened name, and nickname things can get confusing. Also, there are many footnotes (this is understandable because of the book having been translated) which leave the reader constantly flipping around to read them. However, if you can triumph over these things, this is a truely wonderful book that explores an entirely fascinating subject.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Hard to read but I did it

    Did I understand it....no!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Eowyn

    ROTFL!!!!!

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    Posted April 9, 2013

    Sam

    LOLOLOLOLL

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  • Anonymous

    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

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 28, 2012

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    Cries

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Its an ok book

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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