The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Release Date: 1869-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
4 Score: 4 (From 610 Ratings)


Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners.


  • Great

    By Ngo-Ngo
    Idiot is not just a book it’s beyond it
  • Понравилось

    By OffenLord
    Спасибо большое Федору Михаиловичу Достоевскому!
  • Edit

    By champ1233456789
    Needs another edit. But it got 4 stars because it’s a good book
  • The idiot

    By william the ruski
    3rd time reading it. Doestoevsky has inhabited my soul for many years and makes me see life very deeply.
  • Gloomy

    By Grumblymule
    The diction is beautiful, the characters developed and narrative original. However the vast tangents F.D. takes (characteristically) combined with the decidedly doomed tone foreshadows a depressing and even anticlimactic ending. Language and intricacy aside, I could not recommend this to anyone unless they desire to feel pity.
  • The Idiot reviewed

    By cheryljessen
    Wow!! What a long book!! Longest I've read to date. The writings for me, I admit, were sometimes hard to understand in some places, however I really enjoyed the book. There was a lot of information, and people who were interesting. I did not expect the ending. I would recommend this book to anyone who can think while reading, and has the knowledge to comprehend and keep up with the story. I would read again.
  • A tragic tale

    By rossandbeth
    Waste. So much promise fretted away, the author stands at the abyss and describes a tale that leaves the reader asking why.
  • The Idiot

    By exasperada
    Two cunning women terrorize a virtue signaling hapless prince.
  • The Idiot

    By Molly Mormom
  • Great book

    By Azucar de Caña
    Loved this book, it changed my mind about Dostoyevsky whom I considered a bit too heavy. This is easy to read and keeps you interested the whole time. Left me thinking a lot about human nature and accountability. The edition/translation itself is not great, misspellings and grammatical errors are found. But it doesn't take from the story.