The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

By (author) Fyodor Dostoyevsky , Edited by Manuel Komroff , Translated by Constance Garnett

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The final masterpiece from the celebrated author of "Crime and Punishment" and "The Idiot.".. This extraordinary novel, Dostoyevsky s last and greatest work, tells the dramatic story of four brothers Dmitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly . . . Ivan, brilliant and morose . . . Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest . . . and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. Driven by intense passion, they become involved in the brutal murder of their own father, one of the most loathsome characters in all literature. Featuring the famous chapter, The Grand Inquisitor, Dostoyevsky s final masterpiece is at once a complex character study, a riveting murder mystery, and a fascinating examination of man s morality and the question of God s existence. Translated by Constance Garnett Edited and with a Foreword by Manuel Komroff and an Afterword by Sara Paretsky "

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  • Paperback | 908 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 40.64mm | 340.19g
  • 04 Dec 2007
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0451530608
  • 9780451530608
  • 18,303

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FyodorDostoyevsky (1821 1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics."

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Dostoyevsky paints like Rembrandt, and his portraits are artistically so powerful and often so perfect that even if they lacked the depths of thought that lie behind them and around them, I believe that Dostoyevsky would still be the greatest of all novelists. Andre Gide"

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