The Idiot

The Idiot

By Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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The Idiot by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky The Idiot (pre-reform Russian:??????; post-reform Russian:?????,tr. Idiót ) is a novel by the 19th-century Russian authorFyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published serially in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1868–69. The title is an ironic reference to the central character of the novel,PrinceLev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man whose goodness, open-hearted simplicity and guilelessness lead many of the more worldly characters he encounters to mistakenly assume that he lacks intelligence and insight. In the character of Prince Myshkin, Dostoevsky set himself the task of depicting "the positively good and beautiful man." The novel examines the consequences of placing such a singular individual at the centre of the conflicts, desires, passions and egoism of worldly society, both for the man himself and for those with whom he becomes involved. Joseph Frankdescribes The Idiot as "the most personal of all Dostoevsky's major works, the book in which he embodies his most intimate, cherished, and sacred convictions. " It includes descriptions of some of his most intense personal ordeals, such asepilepsyandmock execution, and explores moral, spiritual and philosophical themes consequent upon them. His primary motivation in writing the novel was to subject his own highest ideal, that of true Christian love, to the crucible of contemporary Russian society.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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  • Memorable Classics eBooks
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  • 9791221367263
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  • December 26, 2021
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