The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Prince Myshkin is a simple and inherently good person but his naivety earns him the title of "idiot". Captivated by Nastasya, he ends up in a web of deceit, blackmail, betrayal and ultimately, murder. In this novel, Dostoyevsky wishes to portray a truly good person, one with beauty within his soul, untouched by the ways of the world. But can he remain untouched or does he ultimately find himself a victim of society?

All-time Classic.Published 1913. (558 Kb)