More About The Idiot [With Ribbon Book Mark] by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and scandal escalate to murder, as Dostoevsky's "positively beautiful man" clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his innocence and moral idealism. The Idiot is both a powerful indictment of that society and a rich and gripping masterpiece.
From award-winning translators, a masterful new translation-never before published-of the novel in which Fyodor Dostoevsky set out to portray a truly beautiful soul.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
- ISBN-13: 9780375413926
- ISBN-10: 0375413928
- Publisher: Everyman's Library
- Publish Date: May 2002
- Page Count: 672
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
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