The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

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The Brothers Karamazov , Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, published just before his death in 1881, chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature.

Dostoevsky's towering reputation as one of the handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility has sometimes obscured the purely novelistic virtues-brilliant characterizations, flair for suspense and melodrama, instinctive theatricality-that made his work so immensely popular in nineteenth-century Russia.

This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky-the definitive version in English-magnificently captures the rich and subtle energies of Dostoevsky's masterpiece.

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Publisher: New York : Penguin ; Modern Library ; Random, 1996, c1880.
ISBN: 9780679410034
9780374528379
9780679601814
9780140445275
0140445277
0679601813
Branch Call Number: FICTION DOS
Alternative Title: Karamazov brothers.

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List - Famous Fictional Fathers
Alena_T Jun 02, 2017

Coarse and greedy, Fyodor Karamazov goes down in history as one of those terrible -- but highly memorable -- literary fathers.


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Terri_Anna_Elliott
Sep 04, 2015

As someone who has shied away from literature, this was a great place to start. Fascinating tale which dabbles on so many philosophical ideas.

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grugster
Sep 14, 2011

Outstanding performance by the narrator, David Chase, aka Frederick Davidson. He handles the range of voices/characters so well. Highly recommended.

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