The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The Idiot is a novel written by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky and first published in 1868. It was first published serially in Russian in Russky Vestnik, St. Petersburg, 1868-1869. The Idiot is ranked, along with other works from Dostoevsky, as one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the Russian "Golden Age" of Literature. It would not be translated into English until the twentieth-century

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The 67th greatest fiction book of all time

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  1. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  2. - 17th on The 100 Greatest Novels (
  3. - 29th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (
  4. - 55th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  5. - 78th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  6. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  7. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  8. - Best Books Ever (
  9. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  10. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  11. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)

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