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Author Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Uniform Title Idiot. English
Title The idiot / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear.
Published New York : Everyman's Library, 2002.
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 Floor4  PG3326 .I3 2002    IN LIBRARY
Description xxxiii, 633 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its center. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Local Note Margaret Mackenzie-Hooson; Gift; 2013.
Subject Russia -- History -- 1801-1917 -- Fiction.
Related Names Pevear, Richard, 1943-
Volokhonsky, Larissa.
Collection Title David J.M. Hooson Collection.
ISBN 0375413928 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780375413926 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 46872396