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The Idiot

Author: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Set In . . .
 Europe, Switzerland, Asia, Russia, St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Pavlovsk, Moscow
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1860s
Published: 1869
Description: 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.
  
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