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The Idiot -
The Idiot
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'The chief thing is that they all need him' -thus Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoyevsky, Myshkin succeeds in dominating through sheer force a... show more
'The chief thing is that they all need him' -thus Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoyevsky, Myshkin succeeds in dominating through sheer force a personality a cast of characters who vividly and violently embody the passions and conflicts of the 19th century Russia.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780679642428
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Edition language: English
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Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
5.0 The Idiot
Usually in a book you find a character that you identify with--someone whose motives you understand. I didn't find that character in The Idiot. The unifying trait of all of them is the way their lives are directed by passion. None of them are rational--whether blinded by love, money or vice; whether...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Idiot
re-read,re-read details. Coming to BBC7 next week! Not my favourite D but any D is better than none.-----------re-read May 2008:Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after a long absence. Myshkin suffers from epilepsy – just like Fyodor Dostoevsky himself – and is prone to blackouts and ...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
4.0 The Idiot
the adventures of Prince Myshkin. A mental patient who is cured, falls in love with one woman, is scorned by her, falls in love with another young lady, the first woman intrigues to break them up just to show she can, he is forced to choose between them, chooses the first woman, she leaves him at th...
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