The Idiot Vintage Classics

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English.

The Idiot  Vintage Classics

The Idiot Vintage Classics

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money, power, and manipulation. Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this “positively beautiful man” on the people around him, leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature.

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The Idiot (Vintage Classics)
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-18 - Publisher: Vintage

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot
The Idiot
Language: en
Pages: 658
Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Revealing Dostoevsky's acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, this new translation is meticulously faithful to the original.
The Idiot
Language: en
Pages: 650
Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky, General Press
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-12 - Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and ‘be among people’.
Dostoevsky's The Idiot
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Liza Knapp
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Northwestern University Press

This text is designed to guide readers through Dostoevsky's The Idiot, generally considered to be one of his most mysterious and confusing works. Primary sources and letters by Dostoevsky concerning the work are used, along with an annotated bibliography.
The Idiot
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Frank J. Morlock, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-01 - Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

Prince Myshkin, a sort of holy fool, stumbles into a sordid love triangle when he returns from exile to Russia. Myskhin means well, but he's simply too good for this world, and his well-meaning intentions bring disaster on himself and those he loves. Based on the classic novel, The Idiot,

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