Story about the murder of a miserly pawnbroker, her younger sister, and the effects that follow.
Dostoyevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication.
A Russian novelist and writer of fiction.
Dostoyevsky's motives for writing The Idiot stem from his desire to depict the "positively good man".
A short novel. It is considered by many to be the world's first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg.
The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts.
There are at least three popular translations: The Possessed, The Devils, and Demons.
The Brothers Karamazov, 1880
Modeled after the German spa town of Baden-Baden, from "The Gambler", 1866
Mountain peak near the town of Roulettenberg, from "The Gambler"
Town of Karamazov's home, from "The Brothers Karamazov", English translation, 1912
Spiritual retreat of Alyosha Karamazov and the saintly Father Zossima, from "The Brothers Karamazov"
Street where the main character lives, from "Crime and Punishment", first English translation, 1886
"The Idiot", English translation, 1887
From "Poor Folk", English translation, 1887
Summer estate of Mrs Stavrogin, from "The Possessed", English translation, 1913
Small village in "The Possessed"
Site of the cell of Bishop Tikhon in "The Possessed"