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The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)

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The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Used; Very Good. 45-D-02 Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1998, May have light shelf wear. Book Condition: Very Good<br />, An introduction by Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot. . 1998. TRADE PAPERBACK.

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Inspired by an image of Christ's suffering, Fyodor Dostoyevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul" colliding with the brutal reality of contemporary society. Returning to St. Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive Prince Myshkin—known as "the idiot"—pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General and his circle. But after becoming infatuated with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna, Myshkin finds himself caught up in a love triangle and drawn into a web of blackmail, betrayal, and, ultimately, murder. This new translation by David McDuff is sensitive to the shifting registers of the original Russian, capturing the nervous, elliptic flow of the narrative for a new generation of readers.

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Fleur Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
9781853261756-01
Title
The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Format/binding
TRADE PAPERBACK
Book condition
Used; Very Good
Quantity available
4
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1853261750
ISBN 13
9781853261756
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Place of Publication
San Diego, California, U.s.a.
Date Published
1998
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction- Hardcover/Trade;

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