The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [NOOK Book]

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The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society.
The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions ...
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Overview

The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society.
The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt.
But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant – who is in thrall to the equally doomed Nastasia Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death…
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013122369
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 8/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted March 18, 2015

    This is like many of Dostoyefsky's great books. It takes you on

    This is like many of Dostoyefsky's great books. It takes you on journey of self-dicovery, makes you questions your beliefs, inspires you and entertains you. It's a lot to handle, no summer beach read, but it's a great book that will leave you a bigger person by the time you're done.

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