The Idiot (Part 03 and 04)

Fyodor DOSTOYEVSKY (1821 - 1881), translated by Eva M. MARTIN ( - )

The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt. But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant – who is in thrall to the equally doomed Nastasia Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiraling dance of death… (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part III, Chapter 1 Alia Makki
00:35:34
Play 02 Part III, Chapter 2 Alia Makki
00:30:03
Play 03 Part III, Chapter 3 Alia Makki
00:35:55
Play 04 Part III, Chapter 4 Alia Makki
00:33:57
Play 05 Part III, Chapter 5 Alia Makki
00:29:14
Play 06 Part III, Chapter 6 Alia Makki
00:36:33
Play 07 Part III, Chapter 7 Alia Makki
00:31:42
Play 08 Part III, Chapter 8 Jan Moorehouse
00:32:14
Play 09 Part III, Chapter 9 Alia Makki
00:28:45
Play 10 Part III, Chapter 10 Jan Moorehouse
00:16:04
Play 11 Part IV, Chapter 1 Jan Moorehouse
00:28:08
Play 12 Part IV, Chapter 2 Jan Moorehouse
00:21:21
Play 13 Part IV, Chapter 3 Jan Moorehouse
00:27:00
Play 14 Part IV, Chapter 4 Jan Moorehouse
00:29:54
Play 15 Part IV, Chapter 5 Jan Moorehouse
00:43:53
Play 16 Part IV, Chapter 6 Jan Moorehouse
00:37:37
Play 17 Part IV, Chapter 7 Jan Moorehouse
00:42:41
Play 18 Part IV, Chapter 8 Jan Moorehouse
00:46:27
Play 19 Part IV, Chapter 9 Jan Moorehouse
00:30:05
Play 20 Part IV, Chapter 10 Jan Moorehouse
00:32:49
Play 21 Part IV, Chapter 11 Jan Moorehouse
00:34:00
Play 22 Part IV, Chapter 12 Jan Moorehouse
00:10:04