The Idiot

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The Idiot (Идиот)  (1913) 
by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by Eva Martin
a novel written by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and first published in 1868. Dostoevsky's motives for writing The Idiot stem from his desire to depict the "positively good man". This man is naturally likened to Christ in many ways. Dostoevsky uses Myshkin's introduction to the Petersburg society as a way to contrast the nature of Russian society at the time and the isolation and innocence of this good man.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

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Original:
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.
 
Translation:
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