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Book Information: Idiot, the

Idiot, the (1868) [Novel]
by Fyodor Dostoevsky Rating: Weighted - 8.3 / Average - 8.4 of 10 (59 votes) (Rate!)
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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 accommodate the goodness of this idiot.

Original title: Идиот
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Notes:

  • The Signet Classic edition includes an introduction by Harold Rosenberg

Edition #1: Idiot, the

Idiot, the (2004)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Includes: Timeline of Fyodor Dostoevsky's life, Introduction by Joseph Frank, Endnotes, Inspired by The Idiot section, Comments and Questions, For Further Reading section

Language: English

Edition: Barnes and Noble Classics
Translated by: Constance Garnett
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Manifested in:

Barnes and Noble Classics Edition (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, Ny
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 1593080581
Dimensions: 4" x 7" x 2" in
Pages: 564

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Edition #2: The Idiot

The Idiot (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Pevear/Volokhonsky)
Translated by: Richard Pevear Larissa Volokhonsky
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The Idiot (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375702245
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 1.2 in
Pages: 656

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Edition #3: The Idiot

The Idiot (1955)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Magarshack
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Manifested in:

The Idiot (1955)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140440542
Pages: 619

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Edition #4: The Idiot

The Idiot (1913)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Garnett)
Translated by: Constance Garnett
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