Score: 4
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The Idiot


  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Release Date : 1869-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
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Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners....

Score: 4
From 153 Ratings

The Idiot


  • Author: Elif Batuman
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 1778950 Bytes


A New York Times Book Review Notable BookFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize for FictionLonglisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction"An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.”—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQA portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student fr...

The Idiot

The Idiot


  • Author : Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


The Idiot Book Description :

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him....

The Idiot
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Idiot


  • Author : Elif Batuman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101622513


The Idiot Book Description :

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction "An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.” —Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Sel...

The Idiot  Vintage Classics
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Idiot Vintage Classics


  • Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-07-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553901893


The Idiot Vintage Classics Book Description :

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 ...

The Idiot
Score: 2.5
From 6 Ratings

The Idiot


  • Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486114538


The Idiot Book Description :

Splendid novel of mid-19th-century Russian manners, morals, and philosophy focuses on a nobleman whose gentle, child-like nature has earned him the nickname of "the idiot."...

The Idiot

The Idiot


  • Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736802599


The Idiot Book Description :

The Idiot is a novel written by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The 26-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naiveté, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness precipitates disaster, leaving the impression that, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium may be the only place for a saint. In her essay "The Epileptic Mode of Being," Elizabeth Dalton wrote that in The Idiot, more than in any other of Dostoevsky's works, we are shown "the a...

Dostoevsky s The Idiot
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Dostoevsky s The Idiot


  • Author : Liza Knapp
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810115336


Dostoevsky s The Idiot Book Description :

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

The Idiot


  • Author : Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1977864651


The Idiot Book Description :

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women-the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia-both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin's honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him....

The Idiot

The Idiot


  • Author : Dennis Patrick Slattery
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015011878462


The Idiot Book Description :

In Dostoevsky's novel, The Idiot, Prince Myshkin is more an angelic spirit than he is a man; he is a complex metaphor for fantasy, a mode of consciousness that is divorced from the earth and one which envisions human nature as univocal, unified, innocent, and free from contradiction. Drawing on phenomenology to interrogate those common human dimensions of lived space and temporality, the study examines The Idiot to articulate the way in which fantasy offers not an imagined eschatology rooted in the human order, but rather a futile design to imparadise a world already fallen. For diseased, Dostoevsky's prince is a presence that reminds the community of what is absent....

The Idiot

The Idiot


  • Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-08-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1491269243


The Idiot Book Description :

"In many of his novels, Dostoevsky has contrasted spiritual love and physical passion, but in no other has the terror of the conflict culminated in such tragic loneliness as in the final scene of' 'The Idiot.' " -Daily Chronicle....

Dostoevsky s the Idiot and the Ethical Foundations of Narrative
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Dostoevsky s the Idiot and the Ethical Foundations of Narrative


  • Author : Sarah Young
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2004-11-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857287359


Dostoevsky s the Idiot and the Ethical Foundations of Narrative Book Description :

In considering Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot', a novel less easily defined in terms of plot and ideas than his other major fictional works, Sarah Young addresses problems in the novel unresolved by previous interpretations, and in doing so fills a significant gap in Dostoevsky studies. 'Dostoevsky's The Idiot and the Ethical Foundations of Narrative' provides an innovative theoretical framework for an analysis that integrates structural and narratological considerations with thematic (religious and ethical) aspects, by focusing on the characters' interactivity as the most fundamental level on which the ethical systems of the novel are enacted. It examines the questions of what ethical bases are put forward by the novel, what faith-issues and philosophical ...