"Idiot" is the fifth novel by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. The novel was first published in the journal "Russian Herald" from January 1868 to February 1869. It is one of the most beloved works of the writer who most fully expressed both the moral and philosophical position of Dostoevsky and his artistic principles in the 1860s. The novel "Idiot" became a realization of the old creative ideas of Dostoevsky, his main character - Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, according to the author's judgment, is "a truly wonderful personality", he is the embodiment of goodness and Christian morality. And precisely because of his disinterestedness, kindness and honesty, the extraordinary love for people in the world of money and hypocrisy, the environs call Myshkin an "idiot".