The Idiot (Paperback)

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The Idiot is a novel by the 19th-century Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The title is an ironic reference to the central character of the novel, Prince (Knyaz) Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man whose goodness, open-hearted simplicity and guilelessness lead many of the more worldly characters he encounters to mistakenly assume that he lacks intelligence and insight. In the character of Prince Myshkin, Dostoevsky set himself the task of depicting ""the positively good and beautiful man."" The novel examines the consequences of placing such a unique individual at the centre of the conflicts, desires, passions and egoism of worldly society, both for the man himself and for those with whom he becomes involved.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789390896707
ISBN-10: 9390896703
Publisher: Sanage Publishing House
Publication Date: May 10th, 2021
Pages: 642
Language: English