The Idiot

The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Towards the end of November, during a thaw, at nine o'clock one morning, a train on the Warsaw and Petersburg railway was approaching the latter city at full speed. The morning was so damp and misty that it was only with great difficulty that the day succeeded in breaking; and it was impossible to distinguish anything more than a few yards away from the carriage windows.
Some of the passengers by this particular train were returning from abroad; but the third-class carriages were the best filled, chiefly with insignificant persons of various occupations and degrees, picked up at the different stations nearer town. All of them seemed weary, and most of them had sleepy eyes and a shivering expression, while their complexions generally appeared to have taken on the colour of the fog outside.

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BN ID: 2940012695758
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 11/20/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 548 KB

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The Idiot 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont get the allure of this drawn out snoozefest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kill myself. Haze left me, Sam hasn't been on in a month, I have no friends, should've just left up my suicide post.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She appears frowning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The new girl walks in, glancibg around the new school, pursing her lips in thought. <p>Ryanna is wearing black skinny jeans that hugs her thighs and a blue shirt with a pink sweat shirt. She has her hair up in a ponytail and on her feet she wore black Converes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She steps in casually, glancing around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He made his way down the stairs all the way to the ground level floor before he glanced around once more. Kiron ran a hand slowly through his tussled brown hair before he began to walk towards the mess hall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the peculiar children rp? Respond to Inej plz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wandered in looking around curiously
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks into this strange new place*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Excuse me" a smalled brunette teenager said softly "I hear this was a place where peculiar children could go I was wondering if I could stick around" she said with a a small smile
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He grins at Daniella. "Would have been funnier if you fell."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She appears smiling and looks around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks in shyly, gazing around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Bio at super res 21) walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The new 16-year-old girl bounds in, giggling, her voice bubbly. Today she wore a pink spaghetti strap tank, black leather jacket, and tight blue skinnny jeans. On her feet were blue jelly flipflops. Her hair was straight, pink with black at the tips. She wore mascara, vanilla sparkly lip gloss, and diamond earrings. She looked around, eyes wide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart thumping in her chest, Eva gathered up her nerves and walked to the front door. Bracing herself, she knocked on the door thrice, biting her lip and waiting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The girl walks in. She looked around nervously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Walks in* H-hello?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Appears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His gaze caught the girl leaving and he followed her. This was not meant to be creapy, he was just wondering if she was ok. Plus he wanted someone to talk to. As he got closer he brought his hand from his pocket and tapped her shoulder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-is here. Is dead-