The Idiot (Paperback)

The Idiot By Eva Martin (Translator), Sir Angels (Editor), Dostoyevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Cover Image
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Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man in his mid-twenties and a descendant of one of the oldest Russian lines of nobility, is on a train to Saint Petersburg on a cold November morning. He is returning to Russia having spent the past four years in a Swiss clinic for treatment of a severe epileptic condition. On the journey Myshkin meets a young man of the merchant class, Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin, and is struck by his passionate intensity, particularly in relation to a woman-the dazzling society beauty Nastassya Filippovna-with whom he is obsessed. Rogozhin has just inherited a very large fortune from his dead father and he intends to use it to pursue the object of his desire. Joining in their conversation is a civil servant named Lebedyev - an "omniscient" gentleman with a profound knowledge of social trivia and gossip.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781544753843
ISBN-10: 1544753845
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 17th, 2017
Pages: 656
Language: English