The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky begins with the arrival of Price Myskin in St. Petersburg after a protracted stay in a Swiss asylum. After his arrival, he's thrown into a number of social scenarios where he involves himself in the drama and issues of a number of individuals, including the two women he's eventually forced to choose between. His character an amalgamation of naivety and Christian perfection, the quandaries in which he finds himself only serves to highlight the flaws of a society in which goodness and selflessness have no place. 567 pages, softcover. Complete and Unabridged. Introduction and notes by Agnes Cardinal. Wordsworth Classic Edition.
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