Idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky
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A fresh edition of a classic by award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Just 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.

Author bio:

Born in Moscow, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was the author of such classics as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781862075931
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta
Pub Date: November 2003
Page Extent: 640
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Historical fiction