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The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, which explored the mind of a murderer, Fyodor Dostoevsky produced another masterpiece: The Idiot. This time the author portrays a truly beautiful soul and one of Dostoevsky's greatest characters-Prince Muishkin, a saintly, Christ-like, yet deeply human figure. The story begins when Muishkin 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, Muishkin'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. This version of The Idiot is the translation by Eva Martin.

Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, which explored the mind of a murderer, Fyodor Dostoevsky produced another masterpiece: The Idiot. This time the author portrays a truly beautiful soul and one of Dostoevsky's greatest characters-Prince Muishkin, a saintly, Christ-like, yet deeply human figure. The story begins when Muishkin 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, Muishkin'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. This version of The Idiot is the translation by Eva Martin.
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Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, which explored the mind of a murderer, Fyodor Dostoevsky produced another masterpiece: The Idiot. This time the author portrays a truly beautiful soul and one of Dostoevsky's greatest characters-Prince Muishkin, a saintly, Christ-like, yet deeply human figure. The story begins when Muishkin 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, Muishkin'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. This version of The Idiot is the translation by Eva Martin.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

26h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

47:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

40:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

41:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

39:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

36:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

43:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

36:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

34:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

36:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

31:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

30:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

35:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

49:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

41:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

46:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

49:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

33:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

35:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

35:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:37