The idiot

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New York : Vintage Books, 2003.
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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English.After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money, power, and manipulation. Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this “positively beautiful man” on the people around him, leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature.
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First Vintage Classics edition.
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xxii, 633 pages ; 21.
9780375702242, 0375702245


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Originally published: New York : Everyman's Library, 2002.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, F., Pevear, R., & Volokhonsky, L. (2003). The idiot. First Vintage Classics edition. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881, Richard Pevear and Larissa. Volokhonsky. 2003. The Idiot. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881, Richard Pevear and Larissa. Volokhonsky, The Idiot. New York: Vintage Books, 2003.

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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Idiot. First Vintage Classics edition. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. Print.

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