We have extended the closures of all VPL locations until further
notice. This decision aligns with the closure of publicly-funded schools in
Ontario and the closure of all city recreation facilities and community centres
within the City of Vaughan. We would also like to remind all customers that we do have a
vast array of digital resources available for FREE, including eBooks,
audiobooks, movies and comprehensive databases.
An introduction by Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.