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Read online The Idiot.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Idiot Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland the Christ like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love torn between two women the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia both involved in turn with the corrupt money hungry Ganya In the end Myshkin s honesty goodness and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him In her revision of the Garnett translation Anna Brailovsky has corrected inaccuracies wrought by Garnett s drastic anglicization of the novel restoring as much as possible the syntactical structure of the original by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett, Alan Myers, Joseph Frank, Anna Brailovsky

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The Idiot
Title:The Idiot
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Number of Pages:667
Category:Classics, Fiction, Russia, Russian literature, Literature
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