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    The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction and notes by Agnes Cardinal, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionPrince 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. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.


 

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    Title
    The Idiot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction and notes by Agnes Cardinal, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 365 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853261756
    ISBN 10: 1853261750
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    DC21: 891.733
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Back cover copy
    'The chief thing is that they all need him' -thus Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoyevsky, Myshkin succeeds in dominating through sheer force a personality a cast of characters who vividly and violently embody the passions and conflicts of the 19th century Russia.