The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1956. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout. Sandglass pamphlet included.

Slipcase in Good condition.

Introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. Translated by Constance Garnett.

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him.

Book has faded spine with slight chipping and thinning towards the top. Slipcase in good condition, but with 2in tear on both bottom front edges and slight creasing to one side.