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The Idiot (World's Classics)

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The Idiot (1868), written under the appalling personal circumstances Dostoevsky endured while travelling in Europe, not only reveals the author's acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, but also affords his most powerful indictment of a Russia struggling to emulate contemporary Europe while sinking under the weight of Western materialism. It is the portrait of nineteenth-century Russian society in which a "positively good man" clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his moral idealism. Meticulously faithful to the original, this new translation includes explanatory notes and a critical introduction by W.J. Leatherbarrow.

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Revealing Dostoevsky's acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, this translation is faithful to the original.

Synopsis:

'The chief thing is that they all need him' -thus Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoyevsky, Myshkin succeeds in dominating through sheer force a personality a cast of characters who vividly and violently embody the passions and conflicts of the 19th century Russia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192834119
Editor:
Myers, Alan
Other:
Myers, Alan
Introduction:
Leatherbarrow, William
Editor:
Myers, Alan
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Myers, Alan
Author:
null, Fyodor
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Null, William
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Author:
Leatherbarrow, William
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Russia
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. xxv.
Series:
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Series Volume:
Volume V: Commentary
Publication Date:
19980709
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 1.6 in 1.025 lb

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Product details 688 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192834119 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Revealing Dostoevsky's acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, this translation is faithful to the original.
"Synopsis" by , 'The chief thing is that they all need him' -thus Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoyevsky, Myshkin succeeds in dominating through sheer force a personality a cast of characters who vividly and violently embody the passions and conflicts of the 19th century Russia.
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