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Idiot

Idiot - 58 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553213522

Cover of Idiot 58 (ISBN 978-0553213522)
ISBN13: 978-0553213522
ISBN10: 0553213520
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 58
Copyright: 1958
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1958
International: No

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Idiot - 58 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553213522

Fyodor Dostoevsky

ISBN13: 978-0553213522
ISBN10: 0553213520
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 58
Copyright: 1958
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1958
International: No
Summary

Despite the harsh circumstances besetting his own life -- object poverty, incessant gambling, the death of his firstborn child -- Dostoevsky produced a second masterpiece, The Idiot, just two years after completing Crime and Punishment. In it, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power and sexual conquest than with the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal and murder follow, testing Myshkin's moral feelings as Dostoevsky searches through the wreckage left by human misery to find "man in man." The Idiot is a quintessentially Russian novel, one that penetrates the complex psyche of the Russian people. "They call me a psychologist," wrote Dostoevsky. "That is not true. I'm only a realist in the higher sense; that is, I portray all the depths of the human soul."

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