Cover of: The Brothers Karamazov | Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский, Andrew Robert MacAndrew, K. Mochulkii

Contributors

  • Translator
    Andrew H. MacAndrew
  • Introduction
    Konstantin Mochulsky

About the Edition

"I'd die happy if I could finish this final novel, for I would have expressed myself completely." -Dostoevsky.
In 1880 Dosteovsky completed The Brothers Karamazov, the literary effort for which he had been preparing all his life. Compelling, profound, complex, it is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder: Dmitry, the sensualist; Ivan, the intellectual; Aloysha, the mystic; and twisted, cunning Smerdyakov, the bastard child. Frequently lurid, nightmarish, always brilliant, the novel plunges the reader into a sordid love triangle, a pathological obsession, and a gripping courtroom drama. But throughout the whole, Dostoevsky searches for the truth - about man, about life, about the existence of God. A terrifying answer to man's eternal questions, this monumental work remains the crowning achievement of perhaps the finest novelist of all time.
(back cover)

First Sentence

ALEXEY KARAMAZOV WAS THE THIRD SON of Fyodor Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us because of his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall describe in its proper place.

Edition Notes

Copyright Date 1970

The Physical Object

Format Mass Market Paperback
Pagination xx, 936p.
Number of pages 960

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7820283M
Internet Archive brotherskaramazo00fyod
ISBN 10 0553210378
ISBN 13 9780553210378
OCLC/WorldCat 955474641
Paperback Swap 0553210378
Amazon.com 0553210378
Library Thing 7856
Goodreads 25029632

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