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The Resource The idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear

The idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear

Label
The idiot
Title
The idiot
Statement of responsibility
Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its center. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium 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."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
Prince Myshkin, a good yet simple man, is out of place in the corrupt world obsessed by wealth, power, and sexual conquest created by Russia's elite ruling class, as he becomes caught in the middle of a violent love triangle with two women who become rivals for his attention
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
024688
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1881
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Dewey number
891.73/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pevear, Richard
  • Volokhonsky, Larissa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
v. 254
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
The idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"254."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46872396
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 633 pages
Isbn
9780375413926
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2001033561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46872396
Label
The idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
Publication
Note
"254."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46872396
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 633 pages
Isbn
9780375413926
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2001033561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46872396

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