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    The Idiot (Paperback) By (author) F. M. Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by Richard Pevear

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    DescriptionJust two weeks after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its centre. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanitorium 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. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's new translation - fresh, crisp and faithful to the original (bumps and blemishes included) - brings the story of Prince Myshkin to new life. As is true of their previous translations of the works Dostoevsky and Gogol, this will be the definitive edition of The Idiot for years to come.


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    Title
    The Idiot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) F. M. Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by Richard Pevear
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 423 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862075931
    ISBN 10: 186207593X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC21: 891.733
    LC classification: PG3326
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in Moscow, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was the author of such classics as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. Together, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated Dostoevsky's Dead Souls, Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov, for which they were awarded the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. Their translation of The Collected Tales by Nikolai Gogol is also published by Granta Books.