The Idiot (Annotated)

The Idiot (Annotated)

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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
     
 

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This edition is annotated, with additional information about the work. It has also been formatted for your NOOK.

The Idiot (Russian: Идиот, Idiot) is a novel written by the 19th-century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot, alongside

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This edition is annotated, with additional information about the work. It has also been formatted for your NOOK.

The Idiot (Russian: Идиот, Idiot) is a novel written by the 19th-century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. The Idiot, alongside some of Dostoyevsky's other works, is often considered one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature.

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ISBN-13:
2940148988847
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
11/30/2013
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664 KB

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The Idiot 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is NOT the Pevear-Volokonsky translation, as the cover claims.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Very good ebook. Very few typos. And interesting story.
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