Dostoyevsky's classic novel The Brothers Karamazov follows the lives of four brothers who undertake a dreadful deed they believe is deserved. A complex story that delves into issues of character, ethics, free will, and morality, this work has influenced countless readers. 908 pages, softcover.
The final masterpiece from the celebrated author of Crime and Punishment and The Idiot...
This extraordinary novel, Dostoyevskys last and greatest work, tells the dramatic story of four brothersDmitri, 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," Dostoyevskys final masterpiece is at once a complex character study, a riveting murder mystery, and a fascinating examination of mans morality and the question of Gods existence.
Translated by Constance Garnett
Edited and with a Foreword by Manuel Komroff
and an Afterword by Sara Paretsky
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (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.
"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."André Gide