The Idiot is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky that was first published in in 1869. Explore a plot summary, important quotes, and an in-depth analysis of Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin.


See a complete list of the characters in The Idiot and in-depth analyses of Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, Anastassya Filippovna Barashkov, and Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin.

Literary Devices

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