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Publisher Comments:

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Review:

"Nothing is outside Dostoevsky's province....Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading." Virginia Woolf

About the Author

Anna Brailovsky is a translator and candidate for a Ph.D. in art history at Johns Hopkins University.

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. The first volume of his definitive biography, Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850–1859, won the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679642428
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Revised:
Brailovsky, Anna
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Revised:
Brailovsky, Anna
Introduction by:
Frank, Joseph
Introduction:
Frank, Joseph
Author:
Brailovsky, Anna
Author:
Frank, Joseph
Author:
Introduction by Joseph Frank
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Brailovsky, Anna
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
7.97x5.27x1.62 in. 1.36 lbs.

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