The idiot

The idiot

eBook - 2012 | Russian
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Returning from a sanatorium in Switzerland after prolonged treatment for epilepsy, the young Prince Myshkin meets on the train with the merchant Rogozhin and a retired officer Lebedev, whom the prince, guileless and truthful as he is, tells his story. His companion Rogozhin, in turn, shares the story of his desperate infatuation with Nastasia who is the mistress of a wealthy aristocrat Totsky. Coming back to his relatives' home, Prince Myshkin enters the cycle of betrayals, greed, desperate love and devastating hatred. In the "normal" world of destructive human passions, where even the tragic and rebellious Parfen Rogozhin and Nastasia get dragged under the millstones, Prince Myshkin is "positively beautiful", but helpless.Staged in many theaters in the world and filmed many a time, novel The Idiot has a special place in the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Russian literature in general. Prince Myshkin embodies Christ-like features and those of a child, being this ideal person...
Publisher: Cork : Glagoslav Epublications, 2012
ISBN: 9781909156906
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Russian eBooks


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