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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 5 months ago
Now that I’ve reached the end of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot (this edition translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky) I have begun to see it as the story of a man scandalized by a world that disappoints nearly every effort at goodness. A man, the prince and maybe the author, who, having...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 3 years ago
Sirius: Dear readers, When Jennie mentioned in one of her DA posts that she was reading “The Idiot”, I decided that this was going to be my chance to stop being intimidated by Dostoevsky and actually try reviewing one of his books. I loved those of his works which I managed to finish, do not get me ...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it 3 years ago
When I was a kid, I liked rules. What’s more a lot of these rules came from my own parents, who I loved and who loved me. I was shy and cautious, and as far as I could see life was pretty simple; rules were for our own good, and people who stuck to the rules were happy, but people who broke the rule...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it 3 years ago
When I was a kid, I liked rules. What’s more a lot of these rules came from my own parents, who I loved and who loved me. I was shy and cautious, and as far as I could see life was pretty simple; rules were for our own good, and people who stuck to the rules were happy, but people who broke the rule...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 3 years ago
Kindred's Reading Challenge: #16 A novel by Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky or Nabokov
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 4 years ago
Like always, my dear friend Mr. Dostoyevsky was really great. (Oh, friend sounds really good!)This is the sixth novel I read for him, and I enjoyed it pretty much. The story was amazing and the flow of events was impeccable (though I nearly hated the Prince eventually!)I read about Dostoyevsky, and ...
politerobot
politerobot rated it 4 years ago
I've had this book for five years, since 2008, and finishing it was extremely satisfying. The three stars is for my enjoyment of it (quite good, but not a book I will read again), and not for the quality of the literature. It is unmistakably a well written and thought provoking book. I think I might...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it 5 years ago
What is the difference between simplicity and being an idiot? In different ways, this question is asked over and over again over the course of this book. And can an honest man survive in society - to be precise, Russian society in the 19th century. Prince Myshkin, the titular "idiot," returns to Rus...
Alexis Hall
Alexis Hall rated it 5 years ago
My favourite Dostoyevsky, but then I did read it first when I was about 16 and basically confused enough to fall in love with Prince Myshkin..
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
I had a strange reading experience with this book. I was greatly enjoying it, but it was not coming together as a unified whole for me. I had a similar experience with the Brothers Karamazov and then suddenly about 2/3 of the way through, the book just gelled and I instantly knew that it was going...
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