The Idiot (The Unabridged Eva Martin Translation)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Idiot (The Unabridged Eva Martin Translation)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This is the version based on the unabridged Eva Martin translation. The Idiot is a novel written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published serially in The Russian Messenger between 1868 and 1869. In The Idiot Dostoevsky hoped to portray the ideal of a man who wishes to sacrifice himself for others. Prince Myshkin is a sort of Russian Christ who represents the values Dostoevsky deemed the highest and most noble: altruism, meekness, kindness, and brotherly love. As Dostoevsky saw sexual passion as inherently selfish, it is not surprising that Prince Myshkin is a completely asexual character. Though he develops romantic feelings toward Aglaya, he subordinates them to a higher ideal of pity and compassion that he expresses in his relationship with Nastassya Filippovna. Facing the "dark world" of corruption and moral decay that he meets in society, he inevitably perishes. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky ( 1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. The Idiot is ranked beside some of Dostoyevsky's other works as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature.


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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881), a titan of world literature, emerged from the soul of 19th-century Russia to leave an indelible mark on existential and psychological fiction. Renowned for his exploration of the human condition, Dostoevsky delved into the deepest recesses of the psyche, exposing the complexity of the individual and the societal influences that besiege human thought and action. His remarkable literary journey weaved narratives rich in philosophical discourse, religious reflection, and vivid characterizations, most notably in masterpieces such as 'Crime and Punishment', 'The Brothers Karamazov', and 'Notes from Underground'.

'The Idiot', presented in the seamless Eva Martin translation, stands as a testament to his artistry and intellectual vigor. In this novel, Dostoevsky crafted the character of Prince Myshkin—a figure of Christ-like innocence and purity—thrust into the corrupt and morally chaotic world of the Russian aristocracy. This probing exploration of goodness and naiveté in a society ill-prepared to receive them, encapsulates Dostoevsky's enduring themes of redemption, suffering, and the tumultuous clash between the idealistic and the venal. His work not only reflects the turbulent history of his homeland but also transcends its borders to speak on the universal human experience, earning him an esteemed position not only in Russian literature but also in the global literary canon.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 709 Pages

Filesize: 870.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547725718

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