The Idiot

The Idiot

Book - 1955
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After fifteen years of treatment for epilepsy in a Swiss institution, Prince Mishkin returns to St. Petersburg to find a jaded mid-19th century social world. At first, the kindly, almost childlike prince is taken for an idiot. But the two most beautiful women in town are soon competing for his affections in a duel that grows increasingly dangerous.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1955.
ISBN: 9780140440546
0140440542
9780553213522
0553213520
9780375702242
0375702245
Call Number: DOSTOYEVSKY
Characteristics: 618 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Russia -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917 -- Fiction.
Nobility -- Russia -- Fiction.

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Oct 07, 2017

The Idiot is a remarkable literary feat; a true accomplishment. It not only shows and represents true human complexity, but it births it, both in the inner workings of its passionate characters, and in the overall story. It's replete with patient, mind testing issues that spring the reader’s level of understanding back-and-fourth; yet its emotional intensity is felt throughout. It speaks truth of our striving human conditions; our emotions which only know the truth of their existence in the moment; yet it is a true and pure novel, like the heart of our unusual but endearing hero, Prince Myshkin: our idiot.

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