The Idiot

The Idiot

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This study of natural goodness is Dostoevsky's most touching novel. Prince Myshkin, the last, poverty-stricken member of a once great family and regarded by many as an idiot, returns to Russia from a sanatorium in Switzerland in order to collect an inheritance. Before he has even arrived home he becomes involved with Rogozhin, a rich merchant's son whose obsession with the fascinating Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. But this is only the main thread of a rich and complex book in which a dazzling host of characters, from generals to street urchins, present the picture of an entire society on the verge of dissolution. A tragicomic masterpiece.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 137 x 210 x 36mm | 700g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1857152549
  • 9781857152548
  • 9,122

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92,788 ratings
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