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By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
ISBN: 9780375702242
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Vintage - July 8th, 2003

The hysterically earnest, raw part of you that hides instinctively from even your closest friends (especially them) won't be sure whether it's being wooed or abused by Dostoevsky in this novel - but it won't care. The Idiot features the most memorable of Dostoevsky's epileptic characters, his most developed characterization of the Russian spirit, and a crisis of faith provoked by Hans Holbein the Younger's The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb - a painting described so vividly that you can see the canvas even before you google it.