The Idiot is a novel written by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The Idiot is ranked beside some of Dostoyevsky's other works as 1 of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature.
26-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years at a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naivety, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman & a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin's very goodness precipitates disaster, leaving the impression that, in a world obsessed with money, power, & sexual conquest, a sanatorium may be the only place for a saint. (Wikipedia)