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The Idiot  review

Author: Fjodor Dostojevskij
genre: Klassiker
Year: 1869
ISBN: 0679642420

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him.

In her revision of the Garnett translation, Anna Brailovsky has corrected inaccuracies wrought by Garnett’s drastic anglicization of the novel, restoring as much as possible the syntactical structure of the original.

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mirzasheth 2015-03-20 02:59
This is perhaps one of the deeper books I've read. I sincerely believe that reading it will make anyone a better person. It is a novel at the top of Russian style, that is a novel of ideas. I recommend it to everyone.
rating 5

tashanna 2015-03-20 07:39
The Idiot is a remarkable literary feat; a true accomplishment. It not only shows and represents true human complexity, but it births it, both in the inner workings of its passionate characters, and in the overall story. It's replete with patient, mind testing issues that spring the reader's level of understanding back-and-fourth; yet its emotional intensity is felt throughout. Examines the dark side of the human mind and how far it reaches
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