The Idiot

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Prince Myshkin, a good yet simple man, is out of place in the corrupt world created by Russia's ruling class.
 

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

This is not as good a novel as Crime & Punishment. He just doesn't reach the profound here. Still, a large cut above most books and well worth a read. Part 1 is particularly good, bravely written ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this one. The prince was an interesting character that I felt bad for, but at the same time kind of wanted to just strangle. He kept introducing himself by saying, (paraphrased) "So ... Read full review

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Part One
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Part Two
171
Part Three
311
Part Four
441
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About the author (1955)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer and essayist whose literary works explored human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual context of nineteenth-century Russia. A student of the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute, Dostoyevsky initially worked as an engineer, but began translating books to earn extra money. The publication of his first novel, Poor Folk, allowed him to join St. Petersburg s literary circles. A prolific writer, Dostoyevsky is best known for work from the latter part of his career, including the classic novels Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Dostoyevsky s influence extends to authors as diverse as Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others. He died in 1881.

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