The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 1 Page 3

smile; but his forehead was high and well formed, and atoned for a good deal of the ugliness of the lower part of his face.

A special feature of this physiognomy was its death-like pallor, which gave to the whole man an indescribably emaciated appearance in spite of his hard look, and at the same time a sort of passionate and suffering expression which did not harmonize with his impudent, sarcastic smile and keen, self-satisfied bearing. He wore a large fur — or rather astrachan — overcoat, which had kept him warm all night, while his neighbour had been obliged to bear the full severity of a Russian November night entirely unprepared. His wide sleeveless mantle with a large cape to it — the sort of cloak one sees upon travellers during the winter months in Switzerland or