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The Idiot

The Idiot

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Written by Fyodor DostoevskyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: April 30, 2002
  • Price: $26.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-41392-6 (0-375-41392-8)
Also available as a paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.
about this book

From the award-winning translators of The Brothers Karamazov, a superb new translation of the novel in which Dostoevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul."

In The Idiot, Prince Myshkin, a saintly man, is thrust into the heart of a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He 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, as Dostoevsky's "positively good man" clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his moral idealism.

This wonderfully fresh and faithful translation—never before published—is sure to become the definitive edition in English.