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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot
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Category: Fiction - Literary
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: April 2002
Price: $26.00
Can. Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41392-6 (0-375-41392-8)
Pages: 672
Also available as a paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
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.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky live in France. They have also translated Crime and Punishment, Notes from the Underground, and Demons by Dostoevsky. They were awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for their version of The Brothers Karamazov.





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