The IdiotBook - 2010
Prince Lef Nikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naive, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaya, youngest of the Yepanchin daughters and on the charismatic but wilful Nastasia Phillipovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions- with tragic results.
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, 2010
Branch Call Number: FICTION DOSTO...F
Characteristics: xxii, 660 pages ; 18 cm