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The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Review of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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       I  recently read "The Idiot" and as with other Dostoyevsky novels, I found it to be a fascinating study in human character.  The novel strongly depicts how a man with only pure intentions unwittingly becomes involved in the most scandalous, messy and complicated familial situations.  Dostoyevsky, by use of main character Prince Myshkin, presents compelling themes of love, obsession, deception and above all, the relevance of basic goodness in society.  Although the novel does not measure up to other Dostoyevsky novels such as, "The Brothers Karamazov" or "Crime and Punishment,"  it is well worth reading and the conclusion is haunting and mesmerizing.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by richard barrow

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       I've read all Dostoevsky's novels from "Notes" onward.  Though "The Idiot" can't quite match "Crime and Punishment" and "The Brothers K", it has the most striking denoument of them all.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Michael B.

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       I have read "The Brothers Karamazov," "Crime and Punishment," "The Idiot," "Notes from Underground," and "Demons," and my favorite Dostoevsky out of those is "The Idiot." 

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Richard Bicknase

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