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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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The Idiot
by
FyodorDostoyevsky
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The Idiot 
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, trans. Eva Martin
 
is apublication of the Pennsylvania State University. ThisPortable Document file is furnished free and withoutany charge of any kind. Any person using this documentfile, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his orher own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State Universitynor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone associatedwith the Pennsylvania State University assumes anyresponsibility for the material contained within thedocument or for the file as an electronic transmission, inany way.
The Idiot 
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, trans. Eva Martin
 ,
thePennsylvania State University,
 Electronic Classics Series
,Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 isa Portable Document File produced as part of an ongo-ing student publication project to bring classical worksof literature, in English, to free and easy access of thosewishing to make use of them.Cover Design: Jim ManisCopyright © 2007 The Pennsylvania State University
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 Dostoyevsky
The Idiot
by
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translated by Eva Martin
PART I
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OWARDS
 
THE
 
END
 
OF
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OVEMBER
, during a thaw, at nine oclock onemorning, a train on the Warsaw and Petersburg railway was ap-proaching the latter city at full speed. The morning was so dampand misty that it was only with great difficulty that the day suc-ceeded in breaking; and it was impossible to distinguish anythingmore than a few yards away from the carriage windows.Some of the passengers by this particular train were returningfrom abroad; but the third-class carriages were the best filled, chieflywith insignificant persons of various occupations and degrees, pickedup at the different stations nearer town. All of them seemed weary,and most of them had sleepy eyes and a shivering expression, while

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