CliffsNotes on Dostoevsky's The Idiot

CliffsNotes on Dostoevsky's The Idiot

CliffsNotes on Dostoevsky's The Idiot

CliffsNotes on Dostoevsky's The Idiot

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After spending several years in a Swiss mental institution, where he was treated for epilepsy, Prince Lyov Myshkin returns penniless to Petersburg and visits distant relatives — the Epanchins. He proves himself a master of calligraphy and is hired by General Epanchin, who finds that he is strangely fond of the prince. Myshkin is then introduced to the general’s wife and daughters and, afterward, he goes home with Ganya Ivolgin, the general’s secretary; Myshkin will board with the Ivolgins.

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