Book Description: (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)From award-winning translators, a masterful new translationâ€“never before publishedâ€“of the novel in which Fyodor Dostoevsky set out to portray a truly beautiful soul.Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its center. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and scandal escalate to murder, as Dostoevskyâ€™s â€śpositively beautiful manâ€ť clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his innocence and moral idealism. The Idiot is both a powerful indictment of that society and a rich and gripping masterpiece.