The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The book follows the story of a kind-hearted and naive protagonist who returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium, where he was treated for a severe epileptic condition. Despite his pure intentions, he gets entangled in a web of love, greed, and manipulation, leading to tragic consequences. The novel explores themes of innocence, love, sacrifice, and societal expectations, offering a profound critique of Russian society during the 19th century.

The 99th greatest book of all time


Published
1869
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
600-800
Words
208,000
Original Language
Russian

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