The Brothers Karamazov (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Brothers Karamazov (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN-10 0486437914
ISBN-13 9780486437910
Year 2005-08-23
Pages 736
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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Completed only a few months before the author s death The Brothers Karamazov is Dostoyevsky s largest most expansive most life embracing work Filled with human passions lust greed love jealousy sorrow and humor the book is also infused with moral issues and the issue of collective guilt As in many of Dostoyevsky s novels the plot centers on a murder Three brothers different in character but bound by their ancestry are drawn into the crime s vortex Dmitri a young officer utterly unrestrained in love hatred jealousy and generosity Ivan an intellectual capable of delivering impromptu disquisitions about good and evil God and the devil and Alyosha the youngest brother preternaturally patient kind and loving Part mystery part profound philosophical and theological debate The Brothers Karamazov represents the culmination of Dostoyevsky s life s work and ranks among the greatest novels of all time