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The Idiot with Bookmark (Vintage Classics)

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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.

From award-winning translators, a masterful new translation–never before published–of the novel in which Fyodor Dostoevsky set out to portray a truly beautiful soul.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky live in France. They have also translated Crime and Punishment, Notes from the Underground, and Demons by Dostoevsky. They were awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for their version of The Brothers Karamazov.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375413926
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Introduction:
Pevear, Richard
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
D36
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.3 x 1.5 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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