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The Idiot (Part 01 and 02)

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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 Natasha Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death... (Summary by Martin Geeson)

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 Natasha Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death... (Summary by Martin Geeson)
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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 Natasha Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death... (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

41:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

54:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

43:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

43:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:54