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Idiot (Part 03 and 04)

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt. But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant – who is in thrall to the equally doomed Nastasia Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiraling dance of death… (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:05