The Idiot

Author(s): Henry Carlisle; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator); Fyodor Dostoevsky

Classics

In The Idiot, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than 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 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."


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780375702242
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.435449
  • : July 2003
  • : 202mm X 133mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Henry Carlisle; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator); Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • : Henry Carlisle; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator); Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • : 656
  • : 656
  • : 891.73/3
  • : 891.73/3
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback