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Idiot by F. M. Dostoevsky
Book DescriptionJust two weeks after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its centre. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanitorium 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. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's new translation - fresh, crisp and faithful to the original (bumps and blemishes included) - brings the story of Prince Myshkin to new life. As is true of their previous translations of the works Dostoevsky and Gogol, this will be the definitive edition of The Idiot for years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862075931
(196mm x 127mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author F. M. Dostoevsky
Crime and Punishment, Hardback (October 2008)
A man must endure relentless physical and mental punishments as retribution for his act of murder.
Worlds Apart, Hardback (October 2007)
A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of fantasy and an escape from the bounds of realism. This anthology explores the dominant theme of Russian literature, from its origins in the provincial folk tale to its contemporary incarnation under the clouds of authoritarianism, revolution, and modernisation.
Notes from the Underground, Paperback (September 2006)View all books by F. M. Dostoevsky
With a foreword by Will Self, this stunning edition of Notes from the Underground is a must-have for all fans of classic literature and Dostoevsky.
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Author Biography - F. M. Dostoevsky
Born in Moscow, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was the author of such classics as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. Together, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated Dostoevsky's Dead Souls, Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov, for which they were awarded the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. Their translation of The Collected Tales by Nikolai Gogol is also published by Granta Books.
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