- 620 pages
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- 14 February 2018 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Just Two Years After Completing Crime And Punishment, Which Explored The Mind Of A Murderer, Dostoevsky Produced Another Masterpiece, The Idiot This Time The Author Portrays A Truly Beautiful Soul A Character He Found Difficult To Bring To Life Because, As He Wrote, Beauty Is The Ideal, And Neither My Country, Nor Civilized Europe, Know What That Ideal Of Beauty Is The Result Was One Of Dostoevsky S Greatest Characters Prince Myshkin, A Saintly, Christ Like, Yet Deeply Human Figure.The Story Begins When Myshkin Arrives On Russian Soil After A Stay In A Swiss Sanatorium Scorned By St Petersburg Society As An Idiot For His Generosity And Innocence, The Prince Finds Himself At The Center Of A Struggle Between A Rich, Kept Woman And A Beautiful, Virtuous Girl, Who Both Hope To Win His Affection Unfortunately, Myshkin S Very Goodness Seems To Bring Disaster To Everyone He Meets The Shocking Denouement Tragically Reveals How, In A World Obsessed With Money, Power, And Sexual Conquest, A Sanatorium Is The Only Place For A Saint.
, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer whose psychological penetration into the human psyche had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor He was educated at home and at a private school Shortly after the death of his mother in 1837 he was sent to St Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College Dostoyevsky s father died in 1839, most likely of apoplexy, but it was rud that he was murdered by his own serfs Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in 1844 to devote himself to writing His first novel,