The Idiot - Part II Ch. VI-XII Summary & Analysis

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Part II Ch. VI-XII Summary

The Prince rests at Lebedev's villa in Pavlovsk and receives a number of visitors. The first to arrive is General Ivolgin, then Ganja, and before long Madam Yephanchin and her three daughters. Madam Yephanchin does not particularly like the company the Prince keeps and tells him so to his face. The Prince, however, takes her comment lightly, which only serves to increase her anger.

On the verandah, the Prince, Madam Yephachin, her three daughters, Koyla and Lebedev partake in a lively conversation. Koyla mentions the phrase "poor knight," which he heard Aglaya say aloud when she read Don Quixote. The Poor Knight is also a Russian poem, and Aglaya says she changes the letters A.M.D, inscribed on a rosary around the Knights neck, to A.N.B, though she refuses to explain why. Madam Yephanchin...

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